The author of Knitting Without Needles turns her attention to weaving, the hottest trend in craft, with 30 equally ingenious and beautiful projects for bracelets, scarfs, baskets, lanyards, textiles, and more. The projects can be woven on looms that are bought (a small inexpensive lap loom), found (a hula hoop or tree branch), or not necessary at all, making this book an exciting introduction to fiber arts.
The resurgence of the '70s in fashion and home decor has brought about a new trend in crafting: weaving. Anne Weil gives macramé, basket weaving, and other weaving skills a makeover with beautiful photography and styling with projects that can be made on various easily sourced looms--and even some that don't require a loom--and with just about any kind of material or fiber (including yarn, leather, and paper). Like Knitting Without Needles, the photography is light and bright, and the book's look is a little bit bohemian. Best of all, projects are organized by time commitment (one hour, weeknight, and weeknight projects), so readers can craft at their comfort level.
"Expanding her crafting knowledge, [Anne's] new book focuses on weaving with 30 various projects where beginners and more seasoned weavers can make anything from soft baskets to plush blankets and more cozy crafts."
--Martha Stewart Living
"Anne Weil's new book is the exact dose of creative inspiration we've been needing. Weaving Within Reach is a weaving book for stylish and modern makers, bursting with functional, earthy projects we want to fill our homes with. Forget the big box retailers, next time you want to add something woven to your decor, try making it yourself! With this book, it's easier than you think."
"This book covers a wide variety of techniques and materials, and patiently explains every step. Anne Weil does an amazing job of making each project seem totally doable and approachable--even if you're a beginner!"
--Gabrielle Blair, DesignMom
"Weaving Within Reach not only includes gorgeous styling, but it also has a wider range of woven projects for your home and wardrobe--something that was still missing from the market."
--Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
"If you've always wanted to weave, but were intimidated by the complexity of floor or table looms, this is the perfect introduction!"
--Sonya Philip, 100ActsofSewing.com
"Anne cleverly teaches weaving techniques in the most surprising ways. You'll turn each page and gasp! Seriously. Like this little bunny that is literally made from a square of woven yarn. Simple, playful, modern--you'll want to make everything!"
--Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: Crafts That Go!
"We cannot get over how gorgeous this book is! We love that Anne has taken the weaving trend and brought new projects to the scene, not just the typical wall hangings (though we love those too!). Weaving Within Reach is filled with beautiful projects that anyone can learn to make . . . no matter what level you're at, there are great projects to inspire you to get creating!"
"Weaving Within Reach is simply stunning . . . the projects are amazing. I want to make everything in the book."
--Lisa Solomon, artist and author of Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media