Weaving is back! Create beautiful wall hangings and accessories on a loom, with clear charts and step-by-step instructions. Laura Strutt has designed 25 contemporary weavings in a range of stylish colourways, from bright neons to pastels, Navajo-inspired earth tones, monochrome and neutrals, as well as suggesting alternate colours so you can match your makes to your home and your accessories to your mood. With a comprehensive techniques section that covers everything from how to make your own loom, warping (preparing) a loom, basics such as tabby weave, bubbling, Egyptian knots, Soumak weave, basket weave and many more, you will develop the skills you need to make a wide range of exciting projects, such as a stunning gold and cream wall hanging with extra-long Rya knots, a pastel-coloured hanging with ribbons and strips of lace to create a tactile texture, or a pretty phone cover with Aztec-inspired triangles – the only difficult part is choosing what to make first!
Learn how to create 15 contemporary woven designs and accessories by beloved French blogger Elena Vilar of Deer Jane A source of inspiration and learning about weaving, through travel photos, unusual places and objects to make yourself ... You can learn the basics of wall hanging weaving, the manufacture of a small looms and be inspired by achievable modern weaving projects. Rediscover this traditional craft and enkindle your age-old weaving skills by immersing yourself in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar, professional weaver and beloved French blogger Deer Jane. By following her gentle and easy-to-follow instructions, learn how to create 15 woven masterpieces inspired by this age-old craft with a modern twist. The richly illustrated techniques section allows you to master the basics before delving into Elena's simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more, then learn the essential weaving methods you'll need for the projects. Make sumptuously textured wall hangings, plant pot holders, jewellery, dream catchers and more using an inspiring range of materials and fabrics and imaginative embellishments. Each project includes handy tips and know-how boxes, ensuring that both experienced and beginner weavers will be able to make all of the woven creations in the book.
A mixture of science and art, weaving is nearly as old as human history. Despite the many technological advances in the field, however, it is still virtually impossible to control each individual fiber in a woven structure. To help you meet this and other weaving challenges, Handbook of Weaving covers every step of the process clearly and systematically, from fibers and yarns, fabric design and construction, and weaving fundamentals to the various modern methods of weaving, fabric structure, properties, and testing, and plant operations.
The Wellington Sears Handbook of Industrial Textiles has been a widely used textile industry reference for more than 50 years. Now a completely updated new edition has been published. It was prepared by a team of industrial textile specialists at Auburn University to provide both technical and management personnel with a comprehensive resource on the current technology and applications of today's industrial textiles. All aspects of industrial textiles are covered: man-made and natural materials, manufacturing and finishing methods, and all applications. There are also sections on properties, testing, waste management, computers and automation, and standards and regulations. The appendices provide extensive reference data: properties, specifications, manufacturers and trade names, mathematical equations and measurement units. The text is organized for easy reference, and well illustrated with hundreds of schematics and photographs.
The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving' by Mary Meigs Atwater contains an account of the rise, development, eclipse, and modern revival of a national popular art. Together with information of interest and value to collectors, technical notes for the use of weavers, & a large collection of historic patterns.