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Weaver's Idea Book : Creative Cloth on a Rigid-Heddle Loom - JANE PATRICK

Weaver's Idea Book

Creative Cloth on a Rigid-Heddle Loom

Spiral Ringed Book Published: 28th July 2010
ISBN: 9781596681750
Number Of Pages: 192

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Explore the creative possibilities of cloth with a variety of patterns and techniques for simpled rigid-heddle and harness looms.|New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. The Weaver's Idea Book presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography.

The book is arranged by structure or type of weave, from variations on plain weave to doubleweave. With traditional patterns from around the world, bands, and fabrics woven on two double heddles, The Weaver's Idea Book brings together a variety of ways to create exquisite cloth. Weaving tips and tricks help weavers at all levels achieve their textile dreams. In addition to pattern drafts, Jane offers project ideas that guide the reader through creating functional woven projects, from wearables to home decor.

Weaving, especially on rigid-heddle looms, is enjoying a resurgence, and contemporary weavers are in need of a book to bridge the divide between basic books and complex text designed for advanced weavers with sophisticated tools. Celebrating the immense potential for creativity possible with the simplest of tools, The Weaver's Idea Book opens new avenues for exploration on both the rigid-heddle and multishaft looms.

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As a guide for beginners and practiced weavers Jane Patrick's book is inspirational. Although specifically aimed at the rigid heddle loom, the 200 pages hold a wealth of information on weave structures and patterns that can be used on many looms. The spiral bound, textbook-style layout is good, with clear section separation, and the chapters take you up a hierarchy of difficulty. I felt comfortable with plain, finger-controlled and pick up weaves, then I marvelled in awe at sections on warp and weft-faced frabrics and working with two heddles. There is a nod to garment and item construction in the guise of a few set pieces, but the book's real strength is in opening a treasure chest of weaving possibility to new or relatively inexperienced weavers. Each section provides a soft kaleidoscope of samples which I have already been tempted to replicate. The book will doubtless remain a good source book to refer to for new creative ideas and inspiration. However, the book might give the absolute beginner a puzzle at times, as it is not always clear and sometimes repetitive. Generally though, the book was a joy to read and is unlikely to gather dust on my bookshelf.-Journal for Weavers Spinners & Dyers

A Rigid Heddle Weaver's 'go to' Book!


As a novice weaver, this book is one of the most useful references on my shelf. It has loads of information and ideas on how to use color and texture to create beautiful fabric on a rigid heddle loom. It also takes the weaver through the more advanced techniques of weaving with two heddles, expanding the rigid heddle loom's creative possibilities even further. The book comes with a hard cover and is spiral bound - perfect for a reference book in constant use!



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Weaving Basics
Everything about plain weave
Balanced weaves
Spaced warps
Felted fabrics
Textured yarns
Project: Felted scarf
Project: Sturdy tote
Exploring the finger-controlled weaves
Picked-up loops
Danish medallions
Brooks bouquet
Spanish Lace
Project: hanging
Project: table mat
The power of the pick-up stick
How to use a pick-up stick for weft floats
How to use a pick-up stick for wrap floats
How to use a pick-up stick for weft and warp floats
Pick-up patterns, including drafts
Project: Top with pattern trim
Project: Felted skirt with picked-up belt loops
Project: Honeycomb pillow pair
Warp- and weft-faced fabrics
Weft-faced weaves
Cut pile, the ghiordes knot
Picked-up loop pile
Weft-faced color-and-weave
Meet and separate, Project: meet and separate coasters
Warp-faced weaves
Warp-emphasis fabrics
Warp-faced bands
Pick-up on warp-faced bands
Project: wide belt with string tie
Everything about two-heddle weaving
How to thread and use two heddles
Two-heddle patterns
Two-heddles and pick-up stick
Project: Apron with paper pile
Double weave
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ISBN: 9781596681750
ISBN-10: 1596681756
Audience: General
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th July 2010
Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 21.6  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.07

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