Creative Weaving: Beautiful Fabrics with a Simple Loom Paperback – Jan 1 2008
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Elisabeth Kendrick and Sarah Anderson are experienced weavers and together are authorities on all aspects of weaving. They often give talks about weaving and their first book, Simply Woven, was published in 1981. Location:UK. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Yarns used in these examples range from fleece and pre-dyed tops through to the feathers or lashes style yarns and the latest in "feral" yarns, and the effect is stunning! For many of them you only need less than a full ball to create highlights and colour contrasts so it takes advantage of all the bits and pieces left over from other projects.
This is a book to dip into time and time again, and shows the possibilities that modern yarn styles open up to even the novice weaver. As the first part of the book shows how to warp up and weave on a loom, even a first timer can unleash their creativity, and a gallery section at the end shows examples of how the finished cloth can be used. It gives a fresh outlook to a traditional craft and brings it firmly into the 21st Century!
In Creative Weaving, there's 30 projects; all are beautiful, eye-appealing designs. There's full page photos on every page with text thereupon. Creative Weaving is not a hardcore weaving book or "weave-opedia" on looming, but a must-have addition to the new weaver's library, on how to tie effects and weaves and colors via an "infomat" of instruction.
Creative Weaving is categorized by;
1. weaving technique
2. color scheme of finished item
3. individual detail photo of weft, then warp yarns used
4. weave effect desired
This reference book starts with a primer on looms, to include: washing the fabric, warp yarns, warp calculations, winding the warp, counting the threads, setting up the loom, tying to the back/front stick, winding on the back roller, and making the header. Also this section includes: how to achieve arching in the weft, creating an even selvedge, interlocking threads at the selvedge, joining a new weft thread, mending a broken warp, weaving with unspun fibers, three examples of embellishments, and Ghiordes (Turkish) Knots.
Types of weaving
A. rigid heddle loom weaving
B. card loom weaving
C. peg loom weaving
Creative Weaving is divided into sections by color primarily. At each section there are three-four swatch examples. Within each respective section are two pages of instruction for materials/techniques needed to re-create each swatch. The instructions include;
a. equipment needed
b. reed gauge dpi
c. warp gauge
d. weft gauge
f. weave type and other clarifications for looming
g. special features: on the loom, how to weave, and, the resulting characteristics of the fabric.
Included is a "Gallery of Weaving," a glossary, a list of international suppliers, and an index.