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Weaving Patterned Bands : How to Create and Design with 5, 7 and 9 Pattern Threads - Susan J. Foulkes

Weaving Patterned Bands

How to Create and Design with 5, 7 and 9 Pattern Threads

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2018
ISBN: 9780764355509
Number Of Pages: 152

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Narrow bands woven in colourful patterns are a centuries-old part of Baltic craft tradition. The double slotted heddle makes patterned band weaving quicker to learn and easier to do, and this is the first book that offers beginners instructions for using it. The craft doesn't involve bulky equipment - all you need can be stored in a shoe box! Learn how to weave these beautiful bands step by step, from the simple 5 pattern threads to the more complex 7 and 9 patterns. Colour photographs illustrate the instructions for learning to weave.

More than 140 patterns are included, along with principles for planning your own unique designs for contemporary uses such as straps, belts, bracelets, and even handfasting bands. The breathtaking range of colorful bands woven in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Norway are explored and offer additional inspiration.

Book Features:

  • 140 patterns for bands with 5, 7, and 9 pattern threads, including detailed photos
  • Clear instructions for newcomers to this fascinating craft, and enhanced design techniques for the more experienced
  • First book to focus on the easy-to-use double slotted heddle

About the Author

Susan J. Foulkes is a widely experienced designer/weaver and focuses her research on the woven patterned bands from around the Baltic region. She enjoys sharing her love of band weaving with others through teaching and publishing in craft magazines and journals.

443 colour photographs

ISBN: 9780764355509
ISBN-10: 0764355503
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st September 2018
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77

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