In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.
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About the Author
Maryanne Moodie is a professional textile artist and teacher. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Anthology, and O, the Oprah Magazine, and online on Design*Sponge and The Design Files. A finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards in both 2014 and 2015, she sells her work on Etsy and through online shops and boutiques around the country.
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On the Loom: A Modern Weaver's Guide based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The pros: This is a lovely book filled with beautiful photos of quality hand-made tools, luxurious yarns and artfully styled vignettes. The cons: To a fan of Maryanne Moodie’s work looking for ideas and techniques for creating beautiful wall hangings like those she is known for, this book falls seriously short. There is really only one project resembling Moodie’s signature weavings and it is accompanied by just some very basic instructions. The rest of the projects are an odd mix of things, most of which I find unattractive and/or not useful, and none of which seem to sync with Moodie’s distinct aesthetic: a scarf that looks like a rug, a recycled blue jean basket, a tepee of logs wrapped in ribbon, and a stool cover that looks like an uncomfortable nest of tangled yarns. Plus, there are a bunch of projects that seem more appropriate for children, such as the crystal mat (a/k/a god’s eye), a branch weaving, string and cardboard ornaments, and a hair weaving. Overall, I give 5 stars for Moodie’s work and 1 star for this book.