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Time to Weave: Simply Elegant Projects to Make in Almost No Time
     

Time to Weave: Simply Elegant Projects to Make in Almost No Time

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by Jane Patrick
 

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Highly textured objects such as plaited paper baskets, woven lanterns, small hearth rugs, and cork tables are featured in this beginner's guide to nonloom weaving. The easy instructions teach ancient techniques such as braiding, stringing, and knotting—and call for everyday materials such as copper tape, plastic sheeting, paper yarn, and granite tiles—to

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Highly textured objects such as plaited paper baskets, woven lanterns, small hearth rugs, and cork tables are featured in this beginner's guide to nonloom weaving. The easy instructions teach ancient techniques such as braiding, stringing, and knotting—and call for everyday materials such as copper tape, plastic sheeting, paper yarn, and granite tiles—to produce stunning contemporary designs for the home. A short essay about natural materials and the creative process introduces each project, and lovely photographs showcase the final results: sleek window hangings, stick-and-string coasters, pillows covered in canvas tape, and woven paper cards. A list of resources, an assortment of weaving tips, and suggestions for further reading are included.

Editorial Reviews

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"Weaving novices who just want to get their feet wet will find this book a good introduction to weaving." - Library Journal

"Eighteen projects prompt the imagination to begin seeing everyday materials with a fresh eye." - MonstersandCritics.com

"A fun and innovative guide." - The Shuttle Scuttle

"Weaving without a loom—wow. You can create stunning and contemporary projects. This book is full of great ideas." - Knitting News

"A great primer for those looking to get into weaving without spending hundreds on a loom." - Craftsanity.com

"Very little is needed in costly apparatus and good directions are given. I heartily recommend this book." - Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

"Elegant and easy projects that are sophisticated enough to delight both the novice weaver and expert craftsperson." - Spindlicity.com

"The projects are simple and elegant and if you worked through some of them you would understand basic weave structures and have some lovely finished items." - YarnMarket (UK)

"This book is full of great ideas." - Knitting News

Library Journal
Patrick presents 16 projects designed for either off-loom or very basic loom techniques. Each project shows the adaptability of the techniques. From mats to lamp shades, necklaces to collars, the projects are attractive, and the instructions are easy to follow. For weavers of all levels. (LJ 12/06)
Journal for Weavers Spinners and Dyers
Very little is needed in costly apparatus and good directions are given. I heartily recommend this book.
Shuttle Scuttle
A fun and innovative guide.
Knitting News
Weaving without a loom-wow. You can create stunning and contemporary projects. This book is full of great ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499590
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Jane Patrick is vice president of sales and service for Schacht Spindle Company, Inc., and a former editor of Handwoven magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Time to Weave: Simply Elegant Projects to Make in Almost No Time 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with fun, decorative projects that incorporate various, simple techniques of weaving and braiding and using a wide range of materials...paper, cork, floor mats, string, etc. It would be a good book to use to teach older children and adults how to weave using various materials. The directions are clear and the photographs many. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago