Internationally acclaimed masterweaver Anne Field always found that people learn best when they can start making things right away. So this book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn techniques through actually doing a weaving project. Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing every step in the process, as well as the finished work.
Learn to Weave with Anne Field focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms, plus one or two eight-shaft projects. Table looms are also covered. The first part of the book looks at choosing your loom and setting it up, then the second part gets straight into the projects, which include scarfs, wraps, table runners, table mats, weaving fabric for a jacket, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. As well as traditional yarns such as wool and cotton, Anne also explores the latest yarns, such as Tencel and bamboo, and discusses the use of computers in weaving.
Anne Field was an internationally-renowned weaver and spinner who taught, lectured and exhibited around the world. In 2001, she became the first hand weaver to be made a fellow of the Textile Institute, UK. Anne had over fifty years' weaving and spinning experience, and wrote a number of books on the subjects, including Learn to Spin with Anne Field (2011), Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics (2011), and Collapse Weave: Creating Three-Dimensional Cloth (2008).
Introduction PART ONE: Learning to Weave Chapter 1: How to choose the right loom Chapter 2: How to wind a warp and thread a loom PART TWO: Projects Appendix Bibliography Index