There's no place like a Handwoven Home! Hand towels, table runners, placemats, throws—weaving is perfectly suited to creating and customizing just about any textile for your home.
In Handwoven Home, weaving expert Liz Gipson explains the tools and techniques you'll need to weave personalized home textiles on a rigid-heddle loom—the most popular loom on the market today. From choosing the right yarn for your project to achieving your desired cloth type and drape, this book covers all the basics. And the 20+ projects are perfectly suited to the rigid-heddle loom, each starting with a simple square or rectangle and involving little sewing, shaping or loom waste. You'll even learn how to make multiple towels at the same time, create a sturdy rug of wide fabric, and finish your projects with a polished, professional look. Whether you're making textiles for yourself or as a gift, inside you'll find everything you need to create a woven personal touch for any room.
Softcover, 168 pages, F+W Media (June 2017), full color, 8.10 x 0.50 x 10.70 inches
Table of Contents
PART ONE: WEAVING FOR THE HOME
Yarn for Interiors
Know-How for the Rigid-Heddle Weaver
Following the Patterns
PART TWO: PROJECTS
The Dining Room
The Living Room
PART THREE: BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS
Warp Your Rigid-Heddle Loom
Finish Your Weaving
From expert weaver Anne Dixon, The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory is the ultimate resource for inkle weavers...and this hardcover, spiral-bound edition makes following the included patterns exceptionally easy. No more frustrating flopping pages as you work!
Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to weavers.
• An overview of inkle weaving's history and traditions.
• Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
• An astonishing 400 woven patterns--some making their first debut.
• Illustrated samples and charts.
• Drafts provided throughout the entire guide.
An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well. Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more.
Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weaver's Companion (Interweave). She opened the Weaver's School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
Harcover, spiral-bound, 176 pages, F+WMedia (August 21, 2012), full color, 8.2 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches
Table of Contents (section headings only)
About this Book
• Basic Warp Color Patterns
• Warp Manipulation
• Inserted Auxiliary Thread Manipulation
• Weft Manipulation
• Manipulating the Width of the Inkle
Warp Draft Threading Charts
Pattern Charts for Designing
"Handweaver's Pattern Directory offers details on how to thread and weave more than 600 designs on four-shaft looms. Each design is shown as a weaving draft and is accompanied by a color photograph of the weave structure. A new classic tool for the four-shaft weaver. Inkle weaving is a warp-faced weave most commonly seen in woven straps, such as for cameras or guitars. In the follow-up volume, Dixon shows the variety of patterns available on the inkle loom, how to weave them, and possible uses." — Library Journal