Internationally acclaimed masterweaver Anne Field always found that people learn best when they can start making things right away. So this book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn techniques through actually doing a weaving project. Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing every step in the process, as well as the finished work. Learn to Weave with Anne Field focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms, plus one or two eight-shaft projects. Table looms are also covered. The first part of the book looks at choosing your loom and setting it up, then the second part gets straight into the projects, which include scarfs, wraps, table runners, table mats, weaving fabric for a jacket, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. As well as traditional yarns such as wool and cotton, Anne also explores the latest yarns, such as Tencel and bamboo, and discusses the use of computers in weaving.
This is a project-based book for beginners that is excellently illustrated throughout with good Contents and Index. ... As a beginner weaver, this reviewer will be buying this book. -- Chris Steele, Brecknock and Online Guilds Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, 252 Winter 2014 I really wish that I'd had this book when I first began messing around with looms ... As well as step by step instructions, the book is stuffed full of practical hints and advice gained in Anne Field's decades of weaving and teaching ... The no-nonsense approach, careful selection of projects and the wealth of experience Anne Field brings to the task of teaching and captures in print make this a book that every beginner or intermediate weaver will benefit from. It's fantastic and I'm really glad to see it. -- Gordon Findlay Booksellers New Zealand blog
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 24th April 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41