Multcolib Research Picks: Learn the Art and Craft of Weaving
Annotation:Covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects. Patterns are arranged by varying levels of difficulty and design so beginners and experienced weavers alike will discover new insights and concepts.
Annotation:"Learn to create textiles that are rich with color and texture. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom, you can discover how to mix color and yarn types in your weaving with Color and Texture in Weaving."
Annotation:The section on weaving in this book is useful for step-by-step instructions and photographs for using a floor loom.
Annotation:Though published quite some time ago, this book is still the best for clear instructions for traditional rug weaving methods from around the world. Useful for frame looms that you can make yourself, or for floor looms.
Annotation:"Small, portable, and inexpensive—the backstrap loom is ideal for those who lack the space for a table or floor loom, would like to be able to take their weaving "on the road" with them, or simply don't have the means to invest in more sophisticated equipment. " from the website Backstrap Basics. How to start weaving with minimal equipment outlay.
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Interested in learning the craft of weaving? Experiment with simple frame looms and selections of yarn or rags or other materials that appeal to you. You can learn weaving with floor & tapestry looms at your local community center, or at a local college or art school, that offer classes for beginners in this ancient and fascinating craft.
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