The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond

The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond

4.5 2
by Sigrid Piroch
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Experience the Magic of Handweaving

Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around

Overview

Experience the Magic of Handweaving

Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth out of necessity, tradition, and art. This is a resource for all those with an interest in the amazing process. The book includes:

  • A glossary of tools and terms
  • A guide to choosing your own loom
  • Step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow illustrations
  • Design instructions and ideas
  • Inspirational photos

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Piroch is a longtime weaver, workshop instructor, and juror whose art has been widely exhibited. This book communicates her love for her craft and is an excellent introduction to weaving, with an emphasis on working with a four-shaft loom. The subjects covered include types of looms, parts of the loom, weaving terminology, weaving tools, weaving structures, yarns and threads, knots, and fabric analysis. A dozen projects for scarves, placements, napkins, towels, and vests are included, as are detailed step-by-step illustrated instructions for warping front-to-back and back-to-front. Scattered throughout are full-color photos of weavers from many cultures demonstrating their art. Certainly, an index would have made this work more valuable as a reference tool, but public libraries will find this a good title to hand to patrons just getting started in hand weaving. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873493840
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
04/02/2003
Series:
Tradition in the Making Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.45(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I jave had this book for yrs, love it,, Very easy to understand..still use it as a refetance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago