This practical and inspirational book is perfect for beginners who want to learn the techniques of the traditional craft of hand weaving. Step-by-step instructions show how to weave on a frame loom, including changing yarns, mastering curves and using interlocking to create intricate patterns. There is also advice on spinning, dyeing yarns, designing your work, incorporating found objects, and constructing your own simple looms.
Written by an experienced weaving teacher, this book contains all you need to know to get started weaving beautiful objects, and includes projects to make your own 'weavelets', purses and wall tapestries.
Lynn Gray Ross lives in Scotland on the Isle of Arran, where she established the Silverbirch Spinning and Weaving Workshop in 1981 to teach traditional textile crafts. In addition to teaching adults in the UK, US and Europe, she has developed award-winning projects with local schools. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and she has been involved in such high profile commissions such as a community tapestry for the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing.
Foreword A brief history of weaving The purpose of weaving The process of weaving Elements of design in weaving Your personal portfolio Taking it further Weaving in the community - a memoir Further reading and information Suppliers Glossary Index