Weave*Knit*Wear: Simply Fabulous Clothing and Accessories for Rigid Heddle (and Other) Weavers

Overview

Weave•Knit•Wear dispels the myth that you need expensive equipment, a large space, or special threads to weave. The directions for all 30 projects, from the narrowest boa to a 55” wide serape, are tailored to the most basic equipment—the 20” wide rigid-heddle loom—making it affordable, portable, and intimate. Judith Shangold’s designs turn what might seem to be the limitations of this loom into a strength. She pairs simple shapes that reflect the ease of current fashion, and require little cutting and sewing, ...

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Overview

Weave•Knit•Wear dispels the myth that you need expensive equipment, a large space, or special threads to weave. The directions for all 30 projects, from the narrowest boa to a 55” wide serape, are tailored to the most basic equipment—the 20” wide rigid-heddle loom—making it affordable, portable, and intimate. Judith Shangold’s designs turn what might seem to be the limitations of this loom into a strength. She pairs simple shapes that reflect the ease of current fashion, and require little cutting and sewing, with the long tradition of ethnic garments created from narrow strips of handwoven fabric. The book offers guidance on the basics of weaving and the minimal hand sewing and knitting techniques used, as well as primers on choosing yarns, designing warps, planning garments, finishing the fabric, making Weave•Knit•Wear a resource that aids in planning and constructing one-of-a-kind woven or woven-and-knit projects.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
12/01/2014
Shangold started out as a weaver during the 1960s, then spent her career in fiber arts, owning a yarn shop, designing patterns, and working as an importer and distributor for a popular line of knitting yarns. Following her retirement, the author returned to weaving, but instead of working on the large-floor loom she used early in her career, she switched to a rigid-heddle loom and began exploring the possibilities of weaving on a basic, two-shaft machine. Shangold emphasizes how easy it is to get started on a rigid-heddle loom, and her warping and weaving directions are thorough and helpful. The projects are the type of shapeless tops generally found in Knitter's Magazine and other XRX publications—think ponchos, ruanas, and boxy cardigans—so weavers who prefer more tailored, fitted garments may need to apply Shangold's techniques to their own designs. VERDICT The information about weaving on a rigid-heddle loom and combining knitting and weaving in the same project is beneficial for multicrafters, but the designs are generally unappealing and unflattering to most body types.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933064291
  • Publisher: Xrx Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 199,661
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Shangold started her fiber career as a weaver then went on to develop pattern lines for knitters and distribute Manos del Uruguay yarns. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Alexis Xenakis is a photographer and the publisher for Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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