One look at these gorgeous projects and your fingers will beg to learn a new craft! The beautiful, textural objects in "Time to Weave" - like plaited paper baskets, woven lanterns, hearth rugs, sachets, and cork table mats - offer an approachable and inspirational way to learn the fundamentals of non-loom weaving for the first time. Drawing on ancient and traditional techniques, author Jane Patrick, past editor of Handwoven magazine, uses everyday materials like copper tape, plastic sheeting, shrink tubing, paper yarn, and granite tiles to create stunning contemporary objects for the home. Patrick focuses on embracing a sense of place and appreciation for the natural world in these 18 simple weaving projects, and encourages a choice of reconstructed, recycled, vintage, or natural materials. Non-loom techniques in "Time to Weave" include braiding, stringing, knotting, frame loom weaving, straw weaving, weaving over a pillow form, and more. Clear step-by-step instructions and photography are provided for each design, and each project features ideas and variations for further exploration. If you've never tried weaving, now is the time-explore this limitless craft with "Time to Weave"!
The first projects in this book are for weaving with materials other than yarn, this introduces the reader to the principles of weaving whilst making useful and attractive items to use around the home: greetings cards, place mats, a paper basket. Later come small tapestry projects that you could make with handspun yarns on a simple frame loom that could easily be made or cheaply purchased. The projects are, as the title says, simple and elegant and if you worked through some of them you would understand basic weave structures and have some lovely finished items.-Yarnmaker
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 21.6 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.449