This fresh spin on the ancient craft of weaving introduces creative techniques that use a variety of looms, or no loom at all! Thirty featured projects utilize a range of materials, from fiber to paper and wire, and are accessible to all levels of crafters. There's a chapter on backstrap weaving, popular in Scandinavia and Latin America! There are also chapters on Danish Stars, including a star wreath, and Swedish Stars (click on image at left to see a photo of a Swedish Star).
Weaving is a highly accessible craft — over, under is the basic technique — but the stumbling block for many would-be weavers has been the high cost of a commercial loom. The Weaving Explorer removes that barrier, inviting crafters and artists to try out an amazing range of techniques and creative projects that are achievable with a simple homemade loom, or no loom at all!
Weavers Deborah Jarchow and Gwen W. Steege take inspiration from the world of folk weaving traditions, adding a contemporary spin by introducing an unexpected range of materials and home dec projects. From sturdy rag fabric grocery bags to freeform wire baskets, delicately woven thread bracelets to colorful woven rugs, crafters will delight in exploring the opportunities to make their own personal variations on these beautiful — and functional — creations.
312 pages. Hardcover.
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