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The Weaver's Companion [Spiral-bound]

Madelyn van der Hoogt
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Jan. 23 2003 The Companion Series
All the basics of weaving are provided in this succinct handbook. Spiral-bound so that it stays open and filled with definitions and illustrations, the book invites weavers to refer to it as they work. Included are easy reference charts and many sidebar tips to ensure success in both on- and off-loom weaving techniques. Information on project preparation, tools, drafting, warping the loom, weaving, and in-depth finishing techniques is also provided. Resources for weavers include professional associations, Web sites, and common weaving terms in foreign languages.

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From Library Journal

Since 1979, Handwoven magazine has been a major source of instruction and inspiration for handweavers worldwide. This current volume is a concise manual of handweaving tips and techniques culled from 20 years of back issues of Handwoven and organized for quick retrieval. Here, weavers and aspiring weavers will find information on looms, yarn, methods of warping, drafting, troubleshooting, planning, and fabric finishing. Also included is information on the popular "burn test" for fibers and an excellent section on design basics. This volume, as well as the earlier Knitter's Companion (Interweave, 1996), should be in any basic public library fiber crafts collection.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Madelyn van der Hoogt is the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting. She opened the Weaver's School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She lives in Coupeville, Washington.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference Nov. 13 2002
Format:Spiral-bound
I'm a beginning weaver. This book has all the loom parts and the information a beginner needs. It also has some information that more advanced weavers may appreciate (but I don't yet understand).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference, once it was finally published Aug. 22 2001
Format:Spiral-bound
This book is about what I expected after seeing the Knitter's Companion. The various charts and explanations are helpful, and it will be a good reference book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 10 2014
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Very nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars handy guide Dec 21 2013
By Shaeron
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the book is a handy little size for keeping beside my loom. Full of good tips and comprehensive directions. highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Dec 3 2012
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this weaving book is fantastic! I love thre small size! It is easy to take with you and hase great ideas for the beginning weaver!
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