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Frame-loom Weaving Hardcover – Aug 1976

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (August 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0442268602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0442268602
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 21.1 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,560,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Jane Redman A Fantastic teacher for the skilled and unskilled in weaving!! Jan. 14 2013
By Andrea M. Germann - Published on
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Frame-Loom WeavingThis is a great book for a beginning weaver! I personally think that many parts of this book by Jane Redman is helping me quite a bit with my tapestry weaving.

Though the book goes over ridged heddle type looms, it is more about Tapestry weaving on any type of Frame loom.

This is a Fantastic book no matter how long ago it was written!

Just because it was originally printed in the 80's--at least my copy is, the information is clear, concise and helpful in every way.

I love this book, it's a fantastic guide if you want to start weaving the "cheaper way" with a frame loom made from an old wooden frame and nails or if you are handy with wood and tools, or like me have a handy husband who can make you a nice square/level wooden frame loom and stand for you to sit comfortably at a table or on the floor.

As for the book, I keep it right next to me when I'm going to start any type of tapestry loom...

I would definitely recommend this book to any beginning or intermediate weaver who is interested in frame or tapestry weaving!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Richly Informative, Well Illustrated, Deeply Inspiring Aug. 10 2014
By Akua - Published on
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A canonical book with detailed explanations on a wide range of frame loom weaving approaches and techniques “written for everyone who is concerned with weaving as a means of expression and a visual communication of an idea”. Images and examples abound illustrating every concept presented. While mainly black and white, there are also color plates. Thoughtful and deeply instructive, the short, yet rich visual glossary of technique alone is worth the price of admission.

I am moved by the possibilities of double weave, lace and dimensional and sculptural weaving in the book. I thank Jane Redman for sharing her insight and expertise in a way that is still compelling, communicative and inspiring, 40 years later.

“ Everyone who creates is still a magician who is able to transform simple materials into something elaborate and beautiful, to produce illusions, to give charm and mystery to the ordinary and the inanimate” p. 49


Definition of Weaving
Parts of the loom named and illustrated
The Frame Loom —how to make and warp a nail frame loom
The heddle frame loom – how to make and warp

Yarns and Colors
Estimating yardage
Beaded warp
Weft yarns
Color relations

Plain-weave Tapestry
Color changes
Forming shapes
Interlocking threads
Forming lines hatching

Other Construction Methods
Pile weaves
Looped piles
Knotted piles
Greek Soumak
Oriental Soumak
Warping – double Layers
Tubular Weaves
Lace Weaves
Danish Medallions
Inlay Weaving

Simple Edges
Decorative Edges

Structural Elements


Visual glossary of techniques
Plain weave straight slit
Diagonal slit
Straight interlock common warp, common weft
Diagonal interlock common warp, common weft
Straight interlock common warp, common weft
Dovetailing regular groups, irregular groups
Circular shapes
Outlining hatching
Pile weaves
Ghiordes knot cut and uncut
Greek Soumak
Single Soumak
Egyptian knot
Oriental Soumak
Senna knot
Spanish knot
Swedish knot
Outlining with Soumak
Pulled loops
Danish Medallion
Leno (gauze weave)
Spanish Lace – regular groups
Spanish lace- irregular groups


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Loom Weaving May 4 2014
By Laura Nephew - Published on
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This book answered a lot of my questions about loom weaving including pictures and glossary of stitches. I would recomend this book. Most books are for rigid hettle and this book covers the plain frame loom.
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Contents Jan. 28 2010
By 2crazy4books2 - Published on
Format: Hardcover

by Jane Redman


first edition ~ second printing
A hard cover book with detailed explanations in various frame loom weaving



yarns and colors

plain-weave tapestry

other construction methods



bibliography, visual glossary of techniques, glossary, index