The 2021 Summer issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms delivers 23 projects designed to calm your soul, beautify your home, and add a dash of handwoven panache to your wardrobe. All of the projects can be woven with pin, inkle, and rigid-heddle looms, or weaving tablets. There are projects for every ability level, from beginner such as the Boldly Striped Napkins, woven in plain weave by Angela Tong, to the more advanced Double-Faced Herringbone Scarf by Nancy Peck which uses two heddles, a heddle rod, and a pick-up stick to weave twill.
For pin-loomers Gabi van Tassel’s Raffiametry Placemats showcase how to use raffia on a pin loom, while Kay Meador’s Ebb & Flow Pillow takes advantage of slow striping yarns to create a soothing, painterly color-block pillow cover. Jennifer Williams inkle-woven Relaxation Eye Cover brings the spa experience into your home with silk, lavender, and flax seeds. And for tablet weavers, give your high tops a boost of color and pattern with John Mullarkey’s tablet-woven Astounding Shoelaces.
Besides the wonderful projects, you’ll learn about using chance to boost your designs; how to join woven pieces using crochet, embroidery, and knitting; new ways to use fun and colorful art yarns; and 3 tapestry techniques that work equally well on the rigid-heddle loom. Susan J. Folkes writes about the history of bandweaving and her journey to become the expert band weaver that she is today.
Weaving with Art Yarns by Emonieiesha Hopkins
Narrow Bands, Skillful Hands by Susan J. Folkes
Designing by Chance by Tommye McClure Scanlin
Creative Joining by Kennedy Berry
Geode Table Topper by Edith van Tassell (Pin Loom)
Unscripted Plaid Scarf by Yvonne Ellsworth (Rigid Heddle)
Relaxation Eye Cover by Jennifer B. Williams (Inkle)
Peaks & Valleys by Anu Bhatia (Rigid Heddle)
Ebb and Flow Pillow by Kay Meadors (Pin Loom)
Cherry Blossom Neck Roll by Gabi van Tassell (Pin Loom)
Double-Faced Herringbone Scarf by Nancy Peck (Rigid Heddle)
Picnic Mat with Coasters by Kate Lange-McKibben (Rigid Heddle)
Raffiametry Placemats by Gabi van Tassell (Pin Loom)
Snappy Napkins by Elisabeth Hill (Rigid Heddle)
Boldly Striped Napkins by Angela Tong (Rigid Heddle)
Garden Party Table Runner by Jenny Sennott (Rigid Heddle)
Hug in a Mug Rug by Jodi Ybarra (Rigid Heddle)
Fiesta Table Runner by Peg MacMorris (Rigid Heddle)
Plumeria Plant Hanger by Barbara Goudsmit (Tablet woven)
Sunset Scarf by Sharlet Elms (Rigid Heddle)
Coastal Sunset Shawlette by Greta Holmstrom (Pin Loom)
Rep Bag by Sara Goldenberg White (Rigid Heddle)
Useful Bento Bag by Hazel Spencer (Pin Loom)
Kanzashi Scarf by Tammy Bast (Rigid Heddle)
Belgravia Tweed by Anu Bhatia (Rigid Heddle)
Astounding Laces by John Mullarkey (Tablet woven)
Ticking-Striped Picnic Blanket by Sara C. Bixler (Rigid Heddle)
Surround yourself this winter with festive and cozy handwoven projects with the brand new, first ever,Little Looms Holiday. Featuring 23 projects for rigid-heddle, pin, and inkle looms,Little Looms Holidayis chock-full of wintery weaving.
In this inaugural issue you’ll find cozy scarves and shawls to keep you warm and cozy all winter long, fun—and easy!—gifts to weave for just about everyone on your list, and beautiful home décor items so you can surround yourself with weaving. Also in the 2020 Little Looms Holiday: guides to weaving and gifting handmade gifts without the stress, ideas for self-care for weavers, and the ultimate hemstitching how-to to help you add some extra “oomph” to your handwovens.
Whether you’re looking for projects to decorate your home for a specific holiday, or just want to find small loom projects for wintery weaving, this issue has you covered.
Weave your days merry and bright with the 2021 Holiday issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms. This wintry issue features 21 projects to jazz up your wardrobe, decorate your home, or gift to friends and family. The projects run the gamut between large and small so no matter how much time you have, you can weave something wonderful. Angela Tong’s totally 90s Pin-Loom Scrunchie, Lindsay Wiseman’s Glowing Emerald Scarf, and Joan Sheridan’s sweet Ribbon Candy Earrings weave up easily in a weekend (or less!). If you prefer a more complex project, Edith van Tassell’s Foxy Birch Blanket or Christine Jablonski’s Windowpane Spa Set will let you lose yourself in weaving.
As always, the issue is chock full of articles to help you build your weaving repertoire. Go beyond whipstitch, double overcast, and blanket stitch with Gabi van Tassell’s article about creative ways to join pin-loom pieces—all of which work for rigid-heddle cloth as well. Learn how to weave with a wave stick on a rigid-heddle loom with an article by Liz Evans, and then put your knowledge to the test by weaving the Ocean Waves Scarf by Rebecca Cengiz-Robbs. Add some texture to your weaving with three supplemental weft techniques—rya, looped pile, and soumak—in Do it By Hand.
Learn about the basics of differential shrinkage in our new department, String Theory. Read about the different shears, snips, and scissors available and how they can make your weaving life easier in Sara Lamb’s article about various cutting tools. And of course, there’s plenty of gear guides to help make your weaving life easier and your studio more aesthetically pleasing.
Weaving With: Brown Sheep Yarns by Brittany Wells
Scissors, Shears, and Snips by Sara Lamb
Wavy Weaving by Liz Evans
Joining Pin-Loom Squares by Gabi van Tassell
Zakka Embroidered Napkins by Yvonne Ellsworth (rigid heddle)
Windowpane Spa Set by Christine Jablonski (rigid heddle)
Painted Pillow by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom)
Modern Stripe Tea Towels by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle)
Glowing Emerald Scarf by Lindsay Wiseman (rigid heddle)
Palindrome Scarf by Judith Shangold (rigid heddle)
Ice Float Scarf by Nancy Peck (rigid heddle)
Veerya by Shilpa Nagarkar (rigid heddle)
Snowy Mountains Scarf by Angela Tong (rigid heddle)
Ocean Waves Scarf by Rebecca Cengiz-Robbs (rigid heddle)
Thick and Quick Poncho by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle)
A Stash-Busting Blanket Scarf by Kellie Frances Reid (rigid heddle)
Child’s Basketweave Capelet by Jennifer Chapman (pin loom)
Polar Bear Pillow by Deborah Bagley (pin loom)
Pin-Loom Scrunchie by Angela Tong (pin loom)
Ribbon Candy Earrings by Joan Sheridan with Deborah Harowitz (inkle)
Pine Tree Gift Bags by Deborah Bagley (pin loom)
Holiday Bottle Bags by JoEllen Salkin (rigid heddle)
Velvet Loveys: Sloth, Fox, and Lamb by Margaret Stump (pin loom)
Foxy Birch Blanket by Edith van Tassell (pin loom)
Stingray Pouch by Katherine Augustine (pin loom)
104 Pages Softcover/Magazine Format Published by Long Thread Media
Explore colour, design, and texture as you follow Deborah’s clear, step-by-step, instructions. From warping, weaving, trouble shooting and projects featuring plain weave to inlay and hand-manipulated lace this book opens up a whole world of creative weaving.
Format: Softcover Size: 8.5" x 9" Pages: 201 ISBN: 9780958288187
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.
Product Type: Book Binding: Hardcover Number Of Pages: 256 ISBN: 139781596681750 Author/Designer: Jane Patrick
Travel the world without leaving your loom with the Summer 2022 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms. In this vacation-themed issue you’ll find 18 projects inspired by or designed for travel. Bring the beach home and into your wardrobe with colorful seaside-inspired runners and towels. Get the kiddos in on the fun with a playful seahorse hooded toddler towel and stuffed whale that doubles as a throw pillow. Travel anywhere in style with an inkle- or tablet-woven lanyard, a sweet embroidered travel pillow, a handwoven passport cover, and of course shawls and scarves galore.
Weaving With: Silk that Plays Well with Others by Peg MacMorris
String Theory: Sampling for Success by Sarah Jackson
Crazy Shot by Myra Wood
Morning Glory Tapestry by Jodi Ybarra
Weaving on the Go by Claudia Chase and Elena Zuyok
From Inkle Band to Bag by Julie Beers
Fresh as A Daisy Travel Pillow by Deborah Bagley (pin loom)
Earl Grey Towels by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle)
Cirrus Scarf by Anu Bhatia (rigid heddle)
Penny Candy Scarf by Sara Bixler (rigid heddle)
Cinque Terre Towels by Yvonne Ellsworth (rigid heddle)
Steps to Adventure Passport Cover by Greta Holmstrom (pin loom)
Open-Air Market Bags by Christine Jablonski (rigid heddle)
BYO Bottle Bag by Deborah Jarchow (rigid heddle)
Peekaboo Scarf by Nancy Peck (rigid heddle)
Road Trip Lanyards by Angela K. Schneider (inkle and tablet)
Sunset Scarf by Patricia Shaw (rigid heddle)
Walk in the Park Leash by Rachel Simmons (rigid heddle)
Lazy Summer Picnic Blanket by Hazel Spencer (pin loom)
Mystic Blue Whale Pillow by Margaret Stump (pin loom)
Sand, Sea, and Sky Runner by Margaret Stump (pin loom)
Summer Breeze Shawl by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom)
Horsing Around Toddler Towel by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom)
Cinnamon Sugar Towels by Jodi Ybarra (rigid heddle)
With instructions for how to make wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Both beginners and experienced weavers will value its thriftiness and versatility.
Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom
Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, easy to master and offers a lifetime of possibilities! Learn the basics of how to select a loom, set it up and get started to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results.
Author: Syne Mitchell. Softcover, 296 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-30642-972-6.
Next Steps in Weaving is a must-have for experienced beginners who are facing the many frustrations of weaving, and need extra guidance and support to successfully execute projects by avoiding common mistakes.
There is a lot to learn about weaving and as a new weaver you might wonder what the next steps in weaving are in order to grow your skills. Next Steps in Weaving has the answers you're looking for. In this beautiful book by Pattie Graver, former Managing Editor of Handwoven magazine, you'll be introduced to various weave structures and concepts including twill, color-and-weave, overshot, summer and winter, and lace.
Pattie has woven her twenty years of hands-on experience in the pages of Next Steps in Weaving and consolidates hours of classes, self-teaching, information from publications, skills learned from other weavers, and weaving knowledge into this one must-have resource. It will save new weavers lots of time and help you discover your own weaving identity or focus.
This is not just a book of weaving recipes. Each topic is explained and supplemented with instructions for weaving a sampler and a project in order to solidify the concepts and enable you to design you own projects. In addition, the book offers troubleshooting tips and helps new weavers "know what they don't know" in order to expand your weaving expertise.
Although it is primarily concerned with 4-shaft weaving, Next Steps in Weaving also serves as a foundation that will allow weavers to easily grow to 8 shafts. Whether you're new to weaving, have the basics down, or are looking to improve your foundation skills, this book will be an asset to your weaving library.
Binding: Paperback Number Of Pages: 184 ISBN: 139781620336274 Author/Designer: Pattie Graver
Readers will find instructions for weaving all sorts of projects—from towels, place mats, and throws, to rugs, pillows, and curtains. Chapters include weaving techniques such as plain weave and twill; canvas and spot weave; monk's belt and honeycomb; rosepath, Daldrall, and crackle weave; plus waffle weave, color effects, Ms and Os, halvdrall, and true drall. All patterns can be varied by using different types of yarn and suggested weaves can easily be combined.
Author: Birgitta Bengtsson Björk and Tina Ignell Format: Paperback Total Page Count: 128 Illustrations: 120 color photos, 50 diagrams ISBN: 978 1 57076 794 4
Internationally acclaimed masterweaver Anne Field has been teaching and demonstrating basic and advanced weaving techniques for over 25 years. While most beginner books describe the different weaving techniques and then give examples of how they can be used, Anne has found that people learn best when they can start making things right away. So her latest book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn the techniques through actually doing a weaving project. Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing the finished work, as well as the various steps in getting there.
The book focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms and one or two eight-shaft projects. Table looms are also covered. Chapters one and two look at choosing your loom and how to set it up and then it is straight into the projects, which include table runners, table mats, wraps, scarfs, creating fabric for a vest and jacket, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. As well as the more traditional yarns of wool and cotton, Anne also uses the latest yarns, such as Tencel and bamboo, and discusses the use of computers in weaving.
Author: Anne Field Format: Paperback Total Page Count: 208 Illustrations: 145 color photos, 45 diagrams ISBN: 978-1-57076-618-3
Weaving by its very nature invites exploration. This issue of Handwoven delves into the role experimentation plays in design development, whether it is using new-to-the-weaver yarns, unique color mixtures in warp and weft, or combining weave structures in a draft. Each of the 11 projects shows how the craft continues to evolve in the hands of weavers.
Many of the features continue along the theme of exploration, including an article by Tommye McClure Scanlin about developing tapestry designs, an Endnotes about treadling within a loose framework of rules, an Idea Gallery describing how to design blankets using the temperature ranges at a special location during a significant year as a color guide, and a Yarn Lab about an unusual blend of bamboo and cotton. You’ll want to check out the article about Handweaving.net, a website that has grown since its inception in 2003 to become not only a huge repository of weaving information but also an interactive website with a slew of design components. The Perfect Towel article explains why some towels are superior to others and provides tips for weaving better towels, Tom Knisely gives some surprising insights on managing heddles in Notes from the Fell, and two occupational therapists outline ways to weave smarter so you can weave longer and remain pain free.
Notes from the Fell: On Heddle Management by Tom Knisely
net: From the Beginning and Into the Future by Sherrie Amada Miller
Designing for Tapestry—What? How? Why? By Tommye McClure Scanlin
Healthy Weavers: Using Ergonomics for Comfortable Weaving by Cynthia Evetts and Tina Fletcher
Idea Gallery: A Year to Remember Blankets by Robin Lynde
The Perfect Towel by Tracy Kaestner
Yarn Lab: Bamboo/Cotton—A Blend with Great Promise by Deanna Deeds
Endnotes: Spontaneity with Rules by Gretchen Huggett
Weaving a Place in Time by Rebecca Morris (2 or 4 shaft)
Mixing It Up by Barbara Goudsmit (8-shaft)
Ripples Scarf by Denise Bolger Kovnat (4-shaft)
Treadling Twist Twills by Kate Lange-McKibben (8-shaft)
Asymmetrical Challenge by Jennifer Sargent (8-shaft)
65 Roses, Take 2 by Susan Du Bois and Robin Wilton (8-shaft)
Crackle Experiments by Anne Elixhauser (8-shaft)
Block Party Runners by Jill Staubitz (4-shaft)
Crackle Table Linens by Robin Monogue (8-shaft)
Hybrid Table Runner by John Wendel (8-shaft)
My Very Peri Perfect Towels by Tracy Kaestner (8-shaft)
Add a little something (or somethings) extra to your weaving with the Fall 2022 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms. This issue proves that even the smallest of additions can make a huge difference to your final product. Add a bit more finesse to your weaving with projects including a scarf with pops of inlay, a runner with a new technique called catenpile, and scarf with a fresh take on Danish medallions. Learn how to do beautiful statement joins by making a pin-loom blanket with stunning crochet joins or a rigid-heddle shawl with decorative stitching. Add some extra oomph to your weaving with a rigid-heddle towel with matching inkle-woven hanging tab, a set of cute pin-loom llamas complete with pompoms on their hats, and a pillow with pin-loom-woven fringe.
Also in this issue:
Even the most advanced weaver can struggle with selvedges. Learn three tricks to getting cleaner selvedges on the rigid-heddle loom and see how they compare.
If you’ve been looking for a new way to embellish your handwovens with designs on the loom, you’ll love reading about catenpile, a new rigid-heddle technique. Jessica Lambert, creator of the technique, walks you through the ways she creates stunning raised designs in her weaving without a pick-up stick or supplemental weft.
See the design process behind a beautifully embellished bag complete with decorative darning, beaded kumihimo tassels, and two types of coordinating inkle bands, a flat one for decoration and a tubular one as the handle.
Weaving With: Gevolve Yarns by Sara Goldenberg White
String Theory: Selvedge Experiments by Sienna Bosch
Tapestry Talk: What’s Your Angle?
Catenpile Technique by Jessica Lambert
Not So Plain After All by Alison Irwin
Not-so-Plain Bands by Alison Irwin (inkle)
Kodachrome Quilt by Sally Weener (pin loom)
Prakruti Scarf by Shilpa Nagakar (rigid heddle)
Infinitely Spectacular Scarf by Angela Tong (rigid heddle)
No Drama Llamas by Margaret Stump (pin loom)
Chain Reaction by Deborah Jarchow (rigid heddle)
A Bag for Janice by Carla by Jeanne Hubbart (rigid heddle)
Cute as a Bug Pencil Case by Deborah Bagley (pin loom)
Boxed Lace Wrap by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle)
Fika Kitchen Towel by Anne Merrow (rigid heddle and inkle)
Cathedral Window Blanket by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom)
Arabesque Runner by Jessica Lambert (rigid heddle)
Stripes and Soumak by Jodi Ybarra (rigid heddle)
The Fringe Element by Hazel Spencer (pin loom)
Buttons and Blossoms Cowl by Rebecca Cengiz-Robbs (rigid heddle)
Squiggle Shawl by Sara Goldenberg White (rigid heddle)
Building Blocks Blanket by Deb Essen (rigid heddle)
Casual Comfort by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle)
Goldenrod Scarf by Christine Jablonski (rigid heddle)
À La Carte Napkins by Sara C. Bixler (rigid heddle)
Hidden Diamonds Cowl by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom)
As an antidote to cabin fever, this issue of Handwoven celebrates national parks and museums. In it you’ll find 11 projects, including an almost pictorial rendition of Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring, a shawl with patterning that mimics the brickwork of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and a tote that uses antique map colors as its colorway. Learn about William the hippo, the unofficial mascot of the Met, and how Meg Stump created her own pin-loom William.
Discover an unusual clothing museum in Mexico, get tips for entering juried fiber shows, and meet Sister Parish, a designer considered to be the originator of American Country style. Two articles explore wefts that may be new to you: in his Notes from the Fell Tom Knisely experiments with string yarn, and in this issue’s Yarn Lab, Denise Bolger Kovnat weaves with energized yarns. If you sell your weaving, Deb Essen’s piece about how to price your work is a must-read, as is the Best Practices article about winding on and tensioning a warp, and if inconsistent tension is still your nemesis, you’ll find Sherrie Amada Miller’s Endnotes reassuring.
Spotlight: Traditional Clothing Saved by Love by Deborah Dickerson
Notes from the Fell: String Yarn by Tom Knisely
Best Practices: Winding On and Tensioning a Warp by Susan Bateman and Melissa Parsons
Idea Gallery: William: The Met’s Beloved (Unofficial) Mascot by Margaret Stump
Pricing Your Handwovens for Sale by Deb Essen
Tips from the Pros for Entering Juried Shows by Karen Donde
Traditions: Sister Parish by Christina Garton
Yarn Lab: Collapse Effects with Energized Yarns by Denise Bolger Kovnat
Endnotes: Can Weaving Build Character? by Sherrie Amada Miller
Grand Prismatic Scarf by Marlene Lloyd (8-shaft)
Mesa Verde Mats by Christine Jablonski (4-shaft)
Dunes Scarf by Nancy Peck (rigid heddle or 4-shaft)
Grand Canyon Ruana by Deborah Jarchow (rigid heddle)
Bulbs In Bloom Shawl by Barbara Goudsmit (8-shaft)
Camper’s Service Cloth by Yvonne Ellsworth (4-shaft)
Adventurer’s Sling Bag by Rachel Simmons (4-shaft and inkle)
Travel Tote by Merriel Miller (4-shaft)
Chicago Classic Table Runner by Andrea Williams (8-shaft)
Threads to the Past by Whitlynn Battle (4-shaft)
Ticking-Inspired Linen Towels by Malynda Allen (4-shaft)
Is stash busting a myth—just an excuse to buy even more yarn—or a time-honored tradition among weavers? You’ll be able to decide for yourself after perusing this issue of Handwoven. The 11 projects run the gamut from a twill chore jacket to plain-weave towels in colorful cottons to a baby blanket woven with big-box store yarns. Learn about a wonderful linen silk blend in the Yarn Lab, how to hand-dye warps, and a fun way to use curling ribbon to weave device pouches. Tom Knisely decides to deliberately use yarn twist in his weaving and writes about his findings in Notes from the Fell. In “Yarn by the Numbers,” co-authors Amy Tyler and Halcyon Blake demystify the intricacies of yarn classifications, and in Best Practices, Susan Bateman and Melissa Parsons continue their series about warping and weaving for beginning to intermediate weavers.
Rose Trellis by Anu Bhatia (8-shaft)
Synchronici-Tee by Elisabeth Hill (8-shaft)
Royal Gift by Annette Swan Schipf (4-shaft)
Deep Stash Bag by Margaret Stump (pin loom)
Buffalo Plaid Chore Jacket by Tracy Kaestner (4-shaft)
Oak Forest Towels by Keith Lilly (2-shaft)
Majestic Beauty Placemats by Malynda Allen (4-shaft)
Rogue Stash Blanket by Cynthia Davies (4-shaft)
Broad and Deep Towels by Christine Jablonski (4-shaft)
Coastal Crackle Towels by Rebecca Fox (6-shaft)
Leftover Dish Towels by Susan J. Foulkes (4- and 8-shaft)
Spotlight: Yan Zhang, Li Textile Warrior by Kathy Fitzgerald
Stepping Up: A Handwoven Sunny Sensory Blanket by Brittany Wells
Notes from the Fell: Twist by Tom Knisely
Best Practices: Threading and Sleying by Susan Bateman and Melissa Parsons
Idea Gallery: A Shawl to Dye For! By Samantha Haring
Weaving with Curling Ribbon by Megan Rothstein
Yarn by the Numbers by Amy Tyler and Halcyon Blake
Yarn Lab: A Luscious Blend from Sanjo Silk by Liz Moncrief
Modern weaving projects like you’ve never seen—within easy reach of anyone.
Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.
Lacking a loom? Most of the materials can be woven on found objects—such as an embroidery hoop or cardboard box—or achieved with a simple over-under pattern using no loom at all. As you progress, there are plenty of exciting designs for a frame loom to keep you inspired. With a detailed introduction, stunning lifestyle and step-by-step photographs, and a helpful resource section, Weaving Within Reach unravels the possibilities of the beautiful things you can make with your hands.
A handwoven home is the best kind of home. From towels and throws to napkins and placemats, weaving is perfectly suited for creating and customizing almost any textile for your home.
In Handwoven Home, weaving expert Liz Gipson guides you through the tools and techniques you’ll need to weave all of your personalized textiles on the most popular loom on the market—the rigid-heddle loom. You’ll cover all the basics of rigid-heddle weaving like choosing the right yarn for your project, and achieving your desired cloth type and the perfect drape.
Each of the 20+ projects inside starts with a simple square or rectangle and involves little to no sewing, shaping, or loom waste, making each one perfect for the rigid-heddle loom. You’ll learn how to weave multiple towels from one warp with the Four Looks Kitchen Towels, how to create a sturdy rug of wide fabric with the Fabric Stash Rag Rug, and how to finish each project with a polished, professional look.
Whether you’re making textiles for yourself or as a gift, inside you’ll find everything you need to create a woven personal touch for any room.
About the Author LIZ GIPSON has made yarn her life. She is the author of Weaving Made Easy and is a veteran of DIY programming both in front of and behind the camera, making numerous appearances on PBS, HGTV, and the DIY network. Liz also teaches weaving and spinning workshops across the country, publishes rigid-heddle patterns at Yarnworker.com, and is a yarn industry content-marketing consultant.
SKU: 16WV01 Author/Designer: Liz Gipson ISBN 978-1-63250-338-1 168 Pages Paperback Size: 8.25" x 10.875"
Weaving is twice as nice when you learn how to combine colors, fibers, weave structures, and design techniques to create projects that go beyond the ordinary. In this Easy Weaving with Little Looms issue, we’re celebrating projects that combine the best of both worlds. Weave up a set of coordinating rigid-heddle towels and potholders and finish them with inkle-woven bands. Then mix and match pin-loom shapes to weave an out-of-this-world star shawl or a cozy lap blanket. Build the perfect pin cushion using an inkle band and two pin-loom woven squares, and then finish it with simple embroidery. Feel inspired? There’s so much more waiting within the pages of the Fall 2023 issue!
Explore the basics of ice dyeing with Rebecca Fox and then weave a set of ice-dyed scarves using two different techniques to create the pattern. Learn how to find hidden designs in tablet weaving from John Mullarkey—without rethreading. Rosalie Neilson gives a brief history of kumihimo and then teaches you how to make your own set of kongō gumi braids. Also, in this issue, you’ll find an exclusive excerpt of Emily Nicolaides’s book Amazing Circular Weaving including instructions for her Swirly Twirl Coasters.
String Theory: The New Ice Age of Color by Rebecca Fox Book Excerpt: Swirly Twirl Coasters by Emily Nicolaides Let’s Make Thick Yarn by Florencia Campos Correa A Gathering of Threads by Rosalie Neilson Tablet Weaving: Hidden Designs by John Mullarkey Beyond Plain Weave by Hazel Spencer Projects:
Houndstooth Fantasy Scarf by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle) Plus and Pretty Towels by Tammy Bast (rigid heddle) Essentials Only Makeup Bag by Deborah Bagley (pin loom) Tissues to Go by Deborah Bagley (pin loom) Mini-Ottoman Pincushion by Joan Sheridan (inkle and pin loom) Autumn Sunset Poncho by Inci Koker (rigid heddle) Royal Lupine Lap Blanket by Anthony Thompson (pin loom) Thick and Thin Hand Towels by Christine Jablonski (rigid heddle) Picture-Perfect Purse by Margaret Stump (pin loom) Forest Toques by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom) Falling Leaves Table Set by Brittany Wells (rigid heddle) Inlay Whimsy Scarf by Michele Marshall (rigid heddle) Frosty Ice-Dyed Scarves by Rebecca Fox (rigid heddle) Phoenix Rising Shawl by Gabi van Tassell (pin loom) Mix-and-Match Kitchen Set by Malynda Allen (rigid heddle) Set of Setts Shawl by Christina Jablonski (rigid heddle) Star Shawl by Greta Holmstrom (pin loom) Autumn Leave Runner by Deborah Shelmadine (pin loom) Author/Designer: Handwoven Editors
Designer and weaving expert Åsa Pärson and professional textile curator Amica Sundström have come together to create the modern reference book that weavers worldwide have always longed for—both inspiration and essential guidebook, for the novice and the experienced weaver alike, filled with engaging sample projects, in-depth discussions of techniques and materials, review of cloth textures and types, and explanations of weaving methods and levels of quality.
Try out sample projects ranging from the elegantly simple to the increasingly complex, covering a wide range of weaving techniques
Understand the principles behind the arrangement and preparation of the loom
Learn about weaving tools of all shapes and sizes, and how to use them
Discover the differences between various fibers and fabric types, and their looks, feels, and visual effects
And so much more!
Size: 10.5" x 8" Pages: 288 Format: Hardcover ISBN: 9781646010868
Get crafty with DIY Woven Art! These 14 fabulous fiber art projects–from colorful pillows and rugs to dramatic wall hangings–will add a pop to any room in your house. No loom? No worries. Rachel Denbow shows you how to fabricate 3 simple, portable looms.
DIY Woven Art also includes tips on customizing your designs and choosing the right fibers and embellishments for each project–basically, everything you need to know to create these gorgeous projects from start to finish. Happy weaving!
With nothing more than colored yarn and simple cardboard squares, crafters can produce exquisitely patterned woven bands with this guide, which includes patterns for sturdy belts and camera straps, delicate silk trims and ties, creative wall art, and even hefty rugs and mats.
Tiny palm-sized pin looms are making a comeback. Here is a great book to get started with this intriguing continous strand weaving technique. This book contains forty appealing projects, tips and techniques for blankets, bags and 3D creations. Includes directions on how to build your own pin loom.
Author: Margaret Stump. Softcover; 80 pages. Published year: 2014. ISBN 978-0-8117-1248-4. Made in USA.
One of the joys of weaving is creating the unexpected. For this issue, that meant looking at how the combination of color, weave structure, and yarn types can produce the illusion of iridescence, pearlescence, and even incandescence in cloth. All nine projects seem to glow, reflect, and even shimmer in the light surrounding them.
Some of the articles address these same qualities, including Bobbie Irwin’s studies of woven iridescence, a Yarn Lab about weaving with neon bright colored yarns, and an Endnotes describing one weaver’s attempts to create iridescence but getting other unwanted effects. From a technical aspect, you can read about weaving with rayon chenille, a light-catching fiber that can also be a challenge to weave with, photography tips for weavers, and an interview with a scientist currently studying bioluminescence and photoluminescence in fiber. Tom Knisley has some tips if you are considering starting your own sheep-to-shawl team, and in What’s Happening we’ve highlighted a beautiful and long-awaited show about the weaving program at Black Mountain College. Finally, our Spotlight is on Toshiko Taira, a woman who is credited with reviving a Japanese fiber and weaving cultural tradition.
What’s Happening: Weaving at Black Mountain College by Christina Garton Spotlight: Toshiko Taira, Reviving a Cultural Tradition by Beth Ross Johnson Notes from the Fell: Sheep-to-Shawl Basics by Tom Knisely Bioluminescent Yarn? By Heather Matthews with Dr. Sweta Iyer Photography for Weavers by Kelly Casanova Exploring Multicolor Iridescence by Bobbie Irwin Weaving with Rayon Chenille by Deborah Jarchow Yarn Lab: Prairie Spun DK: Neon Bright Colors from Brown Sheep Company by Liz Moncrief Endnotes: To be iridescent or not to be by Eileen Lee Projects:
Shimmering Crackle Scarf by Bobbie Irwin (4-shaft) Neon Incandescence by Dorothy Tuthill (8-shaft) Autumn Pearls by Jennifer Sargent (6-shaft) Perfect Pairing by Brenda Gibson (8-shaft) Dreaming of Butterflies Wrap by Merriel Miller (4-shaft) Ray of Light Placemats and Napkins by Malynda Allen (4-shaft) Northern Lights Tote by Sara Pate (8-shaft) More Echoes, Please by Barbara Goudsmit (12-shaft) Heavenly Harvest Chenille Poncho by Deborah Jarchow (4-shaft)
Susan Kesler-Simpson, author of the popular Overshot Simply and Shadow Weave Simply, now explains Crackle Weave "simply." The areas of separating threads give Crackle Weave its appearance of cracking pottery, and once you see how the structure works, there is so much you can do with it!Learning is not complete without practice, so there are 25 patterns to try for a variety of pieces and both modern and traditional effects.
Weavers have a unique way of looking at the world and often borrow color combinations, patterns, and interesting forms from everyday life for their designs. In this issue of Handwoven we celebrate the inspiration that surrounds us in buildings and structures with 11 projects that each explore some aspect of architecture. In addition, you’ll learn about 2 weavings that used special types of architecture for their inspiration—an iconic skyscraper, and oddly enough, a pleated corpse flower.
In other articles, you’ll be introduced to the Tuesday Weavers of Tennessee, learn how to spin and weave with paper, receive tips for taking care of your eyes and hands while weaving, and read about the many Icelandic sheep and wool customs. In Notes from the Fell, Tom Knisely shares his list of go-to weaving books, and there is something for everyone in the Euroflax Yarn Lab.
Wherever inspiration finds you, you’ll love this issue of Handwoven based on the elements of the architecture that surround us.
Idea Gallery: Weaving the Bow by Penny Hajdu
Stepping Up: Preserving a Weaving Community by Patricia Bethke Bing
Notes from the Fell: From My Library by Tom Knisely
Healthy Weavers: Helping Eyes and Hands Find Their Weaving Sweet Spot by Cynthia Evetts and Tina Fletcher
Icelandic Textiles, Shaped by Nature by Megan M. MacBride
Spinning and Weaving Paper by Karin Borden
Yarn Lab: Euroflax, a Linen for All Weavers by Christine Jablonski
Endnotes: Architecture in the Natural World by Nancy Peterson
Spatial Overlap by Ozana Gherman (8-shaft)
Palm Springs Cocktail Carpets by Jennifer E. Kwong (3-shaft)
Square Dance runners by Sarah Jackson (8-shaft)
Rosebud Trellis Fingertip Towels by Malynda Allen (4-shaft)
Woven Mosaics by Jan Josifek (6-shaft)
Santorini Blankets by Janis Eckert and Sheila O’Hara (8- or 10-shaft)
Nursery Windows by Tracy Kaestner (8-shaft)
Crystal Palace Interior by Andrea Williams (8-shaft)
Herculaneum Scarf by Nancy Peck (4-shaft or rigid heddle)
Sidewalks and Shadows by Merriel Miller (8-shaft)
Craftsman Crackle Scarf by Deanna Deeds (4-shaft)
Softcover 80 Pages Published by Long Thread Media
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