Best Weaving Books
Here you will get Best Weaving Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom
Author: by Myra Wood
Crazyshot – creative overshot weaving – introduces anyone who uses a rigid heddle loom to a whole world of creative weaving. Using just one heddle and one pick-up stick, you’ll explore color, design, and texture, taking your weaving to the next level.
Complete step-by-step instructions are included for weaving all 14 designs in this book. Also provided are how-tos for the single heddle overshot technique, reading charts for the rigid heddle loom, and finishing techniques, along with lots of tips and tricks for successful and satisfying results.
Complex patterning is easier than it looks with this simple charted technique. All you need are basic rigid heddle warping and weaving skills to start your next weaving adventure! With one heddle and one stick, Myra Wood explores the art of working with ground and pattern wefts in this creative approach to rigid-heddle weaving.
Known for her for colorwork across many mediums, Myra beautifully illustrates that complex does not have to be complicated. Liz Gipson, Author of A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn and other books for rigid-heddle weaving and the host of the Yarnworker School
2. Friendship Bracelets 101: Fun to Make, Wear, and Share! (Design Originals) Step-by-Step Instructions for Colorful Knotted Embroidery Floss Jewelry, Keychains, & More for Kids & Teens
Author: by Suzanne McNeill
Easy-to-follow instructions for knotted bracelets with embroidery floss. Colorful bracelets are fun for kids and teens! Friendship knows no boundariesit covers the world. It comes in all languages. The idea of making a bracelet to celebrate and share friendship began in Central and South America.
The legend of the wish began with the bracelets: One person makes a bracelet and ties it around the arm of a friend, who makes a wish. When the bracelet falls off by itself, the wish will come true! Friendship Bracelets 101 is filled with all the basics you need to get started making friendship bracelets.
Color photos and step-by-step instructions make it easy for the beginner, and a variety of fun designs and knots will keep you learning and creating. Step-by-step instructionsClear knotting diagramsInspirational color photos of finished braceletsLearn to make bracelets, headbands, barrettes, coin purses, and keychainsPatterns for braiding chevrons, stripes, waves, zigzags, diamonds, and moreInexpensive, easy-to-find embroidery floss and cotton thread are all the materials you needMake a unique gift to share with friends at school or church, or with your club or team mates, with Friendship Bracelets 101!
3. Paracord!: How to Make the Best Bracelets, Lanyards, Key Chains, Buckles, and More
Author: by Todd Mikkelsen
In Paracord!, you’ll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process. Todd Mikkelsen’s Paracord! Offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cordsknown around the world as paracord.
Used by paratroopers and other military personnel during World War II, this lightweight nylon rope is now one of the most sought-after materials by crafters. Its durability and flexibility make it perfect for creating everyday accessories such as belts, bracelets, buckles, necklaces, dog leashes and collars, key chains, and more.
Projects include:Two-Color Solomon Bar BraceletShark Jaw Bone BracelitLocked Half Hitch BraceletWest Country Whipping Inverted BraceletGenoese Quick Deploy StrapZipper Quick Deploy SinnetThree-VBord Braid Necklace with Breakaway ClasmpsID LanyardAnd many more. As you will see, this rope comes in various colors, from army green to hot pink, making it easy to personalize every type of project.
4. The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn
Author: by Rebecca Mezoff
Put aside those preconceptions of dusty, medieval tapestries hanging on castle walls! Tapestry weaving has a whole new look, and fiber enthusiasts of all levels are eager to try their hand at creating images with yarn. Rebecca Mezoff, a renowned teacher of contemporary tapestry weaving, shares her techniques in this in-depth guide to every aspect of the process, from developing a color palette to selecting yarn, warping the loom, and weaving the image.
Crafters can choose from inexpensive tabletop and hand-held looms to larger floor looms. Detailed step-by-step photos and inspiring examples from a range of weaver-artists make this a one-stop resource for tapestry weaving how-to.
5. Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond
Author: by Syne Mitchell
Storey Publishing, LLC
Inventive Weaving On A Little Loom is a Storey Publishing Best Seller. This complete guide to rigid-heddle looms explores their full potential with a surprisingly broad array of techniques and projects. Step-by-step photography leads readers through the warping and setup process.
Projects range from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry, showcasing a range of textural effects and materials, including silky threads, rayon chenille, and wire. Author: Syne Mitchell. Softcover, 296 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-30642-972-6.Imported.
6. Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects)
Author: by Fiona Daly
Weaving on a Little Loom teaches readers everything they need to know to start small-frame loom weaving, an easy and inexpensive craft that can be done at home. From setting up the loom to finishing a project, this book covers both basic and more advanced techniques, with an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird’s eye weaves, rib, twill, and herringbone.
With clear instruction and beautiful illustrative photographs, step-by-step tutorials guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projectsincluding table placemats, wall hangings, and a tote bagall made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.
7. Timeless Wire Weaving: The Complete Course
Author: by Lisa Barth
Timeless Wire Weaving focuses on developing wirework skills through 13 projects using three classic wire weaving techniques: coiling, wrapping, and weaving. The projects are built around a focal cabochon and incorporate seed beads and crystals in imaginative ways. Designers learn to make the jewelry shown in the book, and they also use the techniques learned to create innovative jewelry pieces of their own.
8. Learning to Weave
Author: by Deborah Chandler
Originally published in 1984 (under the name Learning to Weave with Debbie Redding), more than 150,000 copies have sold to weavers who have used this unparalleled study guide to learn from scratch or to hone their skills. Written with a mentoring voice, each lesson includes friendly, straightforward advice and is accompanied by illustrations and photographs.
Budding weavers need only to approach this subject with a sense of adventure and willingness to learn such basics as step-by-step warping, basic weaving techniques, project planning, reading and designing drafts, the basics of all the most common weave structures, and many more handy hints.
Beginners will find this guidebook an invaluable teacher, while more seasoned weavers will find food for thought in the chapters on weave structures and drafting.
9. Potholder Loom Designs: 140 Colorful Patterns
Author: by Harrisville Designs
Unplug yourselfand any children in your lifeand enjoy the art of weaving at the small-scale level with the fun, accessible potholder loom. Familiar to many from their childhood, simple square potholder looms hold stretchy fabric loops that are woven to create practical gifts or handy trivets for your own kitchen.
There are a world of designs that you can create with your color and pattern choices, and most potholders take less than an hour from loom to done. Enjoy choosing from 140 patterns that can be woven on any standard potholder loom or on the PRO loom, resulting in colorful, practical works of artand a joyful escape into creativity!
Along with the exciting patterns for two-color to eight-color squares, be inspired by ideas for enjoying potholder weaving as a group activity, or as a fundraiser for schools, clubs, and other organizations.
10. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
Author: by Carol Ekarius
Storey Publishing, LLC
This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven.
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.
11. The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Author: by Jane Patrick
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.
12. Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond: Planning and Weaving with Confidence
Author: by Tommye McClure Scanlin
Schiffer (June 29, 2021)
Once ideas and images come to mind, the next step in weaving your tapestryinterpreting these into effective compositionsmay be challenging. Learn here, in ways that relate specifically to tapestry art, the design basics you need to make your best work.
Renowned master weaver Scanlin offers 60 step-by-step “explorations” that lead you from understanding design concepts in your head to using them on your loom. Be inspired to explore “weavable” ways to manage line, shape, color, texture, emphasis, balance, rhythm, and more for results that bring your tapestries to a new level.
In Part 1, dive into the fundamentals of design. Parts 2 and 3 hold explorationsexercises with a tapestry twist. Part 4 teaches ways to turn designs into cartoons. A resource treasure trove offers ideas for finishing tapestries (essential to the design’s completeness), helpful templates, glossaries, and other core information to carry forward on your creative path.
13. Macramé Plant Hangers: Creative Knotted Crafts for Your Stylish Home
Author: by Chrysteen Borja
Adorn your cozy interiors with 30 hand-woven DIY art and hanging plants. Are you a DIY home decorator, plant lover, or flower lover?We got you! Macram plant hangers are the perfect little touch to accent your cozy, designer home. Macramthe art of knotting made popular in the seventiesis now on a revival, bringing trendy boho vibes into your living room, bedroom, and more.
And there’s simply no better way to display your hanging plants than stringing them up in handmade woven knots. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned knotter, Macram Plant Hangers provides thirty quirky yet stunning projects that will spark your DIY artist’s imagination and get you creating.
Follow detailed photographs and instructions to construct patterns with various natural fibers, including cotton rope, felted wool, silk ribbon, jute, recycled fabric, and more. There are knotted projects suitable for bigger eight-inch pots, small four-inch pots, vintage bottles, and even air plants.
Including a practical beginner’s section of knot basics; an introduction to weaving; customizable variations to add playful beads, funky fringes, and chic rope tassels to your macram design for whimsy; and a bonus chapter on special projects that mix macram with a dash of weaving and earthy elements, Macram Plant Hangers is your handy guidebook to adorning interiors with your own custom hand-knotted, vintage art you can be proud ofwhile keeping it green!
14. Macramé For Beginners: Exclusive Macramé Guide for Beginners With Over 150 DIY Projects – Step-by-Step Instructions and Illustrations Included
Author: by Camila Silva Rodriguez
Discover the Easiest Way to Master the Art of Macram with Detailed Guides and 150 Step-by-Step DIY Macram Projects! Do you like DIY projects and creating hand-made art? Do you consider yourself to have an artisanal personality, or you’d just like to learn a new to express yourself artistically?
Either way, the best thing you can learn and the perfect niche for you would be Macram!Stop! Don’t you even dare to think, “I don’t know anything about Macram.” Macram is an excellent way to express your artistic persona, as the possibilities are endless because if you can imagine it, you can make it with Macram.
Also, with this guide in your hands, you will become an expert with ease. The in-depth guides and illustrated instructions will show you the quickest way to acquire all necessary skills, and you’ll be creating art in no time. Here are some of the DIY Macram projects you can find inside:Festive Christmas projects Macram holiday angel, Macram Christmas baubles, seven-point snowflake, etc.
15. The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
Author: by Anne Dixon
From expert weaver Anne Dixon is The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory-the ultimate resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to weavers.
You’ll discover: An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions. Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques. An astonishing 400 woven patterns-some making their first debut. Illustrated samples and charts. Drafts provided throughout the entire guide. An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well.
Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more. Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weaver’s Companion (Interweave).
16. Guide to Beading with a Loom: From Start to Finish and Beyond
Author: by Jamie Cloud Eakin
Guide to Beading with a Loom is a comprehensive introduction to this popular beading technique. This book includes all the information needed for beginners including information about looms, supplies and techniques and is packed with photos and illustrations to provide maximum understanding.
The twenty projects will build and advance your skills and knowledge. Plus there are numerous project variations to stimulate your own creativity. Advanced beaders familiar with loom beading will also find wonderful techniques and information on non-traditional techniques including many projects.
This is a resource book every beader needs in their library.