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About the Author
Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the U.S. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Since 2004, she has been an artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California. Gwen W. Steege has been weaving for nearly 35 years and has exhibited her work in western Massachusetts, where she lives. For many years she acquired and edited a line of craft books at Storey Publishing focused on spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, and weaving. In addition to editing fiber crafts books, she is the author of a number of knitting books, including The Knitter’s Life List (Storey, 2011).
Table of ContentsIt's a Woven WorldPart 1: Weaving on Frames Weaving in Circles God's Eye Delicate Dorset Buttons Crosswheel Ornaments 16-Cord Kumihimo Braid What a Lot of Hoopla! Spotlight: Tammy Kanat Pin-Loom Weaving Color-Play Pillow Patchwork Pin-Loom Scarf Spotlight: Deb Essen Free-Form Pendants Framed! Biased Hemp Washcloth Woven Wristlets Pretty Plain-Weave Bracelet Beaded Gap Bracelet Twined Parachute-Cord Mat Carry-All Rag-Woven Stool Seat Spotlight: Marilyn Moore Branching Out Tapping into Tapestry A Taste of Traditional Tapestry Techniques Beginning with Two Colors Getting in Shape Playing with Texture Going Free-Form! Spotlight: Rebecca Mezoff Spotlight: Michael Rohde Spotlight: Sarah Swett Spotlight: Rachel HinePart 2: Weaving beyond the Frame Backstrap Weaving Leno Scarf Card-Woven Bookmarks Spotlight: John Mullarkey Frameless Weaving Lucet-Braid Floor Mat Beaced Bracelet Spotlight: Stephen Willette Knotless Netting Bottles Bow-Loom Woven Belt Wire Necklaces Rainbow Necklace Choker Chain Freya Chain Free and Easy Small Treasure Bag with Twisted Draw Cord Free-Form Vessels Small and Simple Free-Form Filigree Thoughtful Threads Note Cards All in a Row Compact Parallels Crosses Stitched Project Bag Rock, Paper, Ribbon! Stone-Age Weaving: Paperweights Greetings! Spotlight: Helen Hiebert Hold It! Paper or Ribbon Baskets Brown Bag Basket Studded Brown Paper Basket Map Basket Ribbon Basket Danish Stars and Wreath Swedish Stars Scents of Summer: Lavender Wand Tumbling Blocks Triaxial Table Runner Acknowledgments Appendix How to Build a Simple Frame Loom How to Make a Band Lock How to Make a Heddle Cradle How to Measure a Warp Six Knots for Weavers Commonly Used Materials A Glossary of Weaving Terms Metric Conversion Chart Spotlight Artists Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beginners and experienced weavers alike will find lots to keep them busy in this book! There's a wide array of projects, materials, and techniques to choose from, and not one expensive loom needed, as the authors even include how to make various looms for the projects. There are lots of photos and illustrations with each project, plus tips from the authors to help you out. Highly recommended! #TheWeavingExplorer #NetGalley
The Weaving Explorer by Deborah Jarchow; Gwen W. Steege Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More With beautiful photography and some directions to achieve some of the projects this book has ideas for anyone who might like to try their hand at weaving. Some of the projects took me back to art classes in elementary school and others to recent projects including making coasters from old magazines. That said...there are some gorgeous intricate woven items I might be tempted to try making if my vision were better. The ideas were abundant and ranged from Dorset Buttons and God’s Eyes to creating weavings using branches from outside or hoops or paper or ribbons or...well all sorts of things. The first weaving that I remember was probably creating potholders on little looms. I realized that under-over varying the colors and number of threads and placement could make a huge different in the outcome. Later there were nails on boards with thread involved and even later I remember watching young girls weaving carpets in Egypt and Jordan. Weaving is an interesting hobby but also necessary to daily life. All fabrics are woven and thankafully there are now machines that doe that for us but...for the person that wants a hands-on experience they might find some inspiration in this book. Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars