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Multcolib Research Picks: Learn the Art and Craft of Weaving

Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry Weaving By Glasbrook, Kirsten (Book - 2002 ) 746.3 G549t 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Small tapestries offer a creative medium that can be explored with great flexibility of creative options.

The Big Book of Weaving
The Big Book of Weaving Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition : Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials By Lundell, Laila (Book - 2008 ) 746.14 L962b 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Color and Texture in Weaving
Color and Texture in Weaving 150 Contemporary Designs By Selby, Margo (Book - 2011 ) 746.14041 S4642c 2011 Available in some locations

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."

Simple Weaves
Simple Weaves Over 30 Classic Patterns and Fresh New Styles By Bengtsson Björk, Birgitta (Book - 2012 ) 746.14041 B6264s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A selection of weaving techniques for 4 harness floor loom weaving.

Tapestry A Woven Narrative (Book - 2011 ) 746.3 T172 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Use this book for inspiration for tapestry composition, pictorial elements, color and weaving methods that you want to try.

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook
The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working With Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, Dyeing, Painting, and More By Ruck, Owyn (Book - 2012 ) 746.4 R911t 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The section on weaving in this book is useful for step-by-step instructions and photographs for using a floor loom.

The Magic of Handweaving
The Magic of Handweaving The Basics and Beyond By Piroch, Sigrid Sample (Book - 2004 ) 746.14 P671m 2004 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Use this book to become familiar with the wide range of options for weaving with simple portable looms to larger floor looms.

The Techniques of Rug Weaving
The Techniques of Rug Weaving By Collingwood, Peter (Book - 1969 ) 747.4 C71t All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 1 copy

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.

Annotation:Use the instructions in this website to build a very simple loom to try weaving.

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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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