Weaving on a Little Loom: Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Beginners (Paperback)
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Everything you need to know to get started with loom weaving, including 5 simple projects
From setting up a loom to finishing a woven project, Weaving on a Little Loom will teach you everything you need to know about the accessible at-home craft of small-frame loom weaving. It covers all aspects of weaving fundamentals, both basic and advanced techniques, an introduction to creating patterns such as basket and bird's eye weaves, rib, twill, herringbone, and more.
Once you have the basics down, follow along with clear instructions, beautiful illustrative photographs, and step-by-step visual tutorials that will guide you through designing and creating five contemporary woven projects, from a wall hanging to a placemat, all made with natural, environmentally friendly materials.
Chapters include and cover:
- Welcome to Weaving: you'll learn the history of weaving, how to choose a loom that's right for you, different materials and yarn used for loom weaving projects, how the loom frame works, and how to set it up
- Handweaving Techniques: choosing the right shuttle, how to handweave, tapestry techniques, rug making techniques, an intro to weave structures, and edging techniques
- The Projects: design and create your own unique custom woven wall hanging, a foldover purse, placemats, a cushion cover, and a looped tote bag
About the Author
Fiona Daly is a textile designer-maker and handweaver. She creates textiles using natural, undyed local wool for her housewares collection and teaches workshops worldwide. She lives in London, England.