The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond by Sigrid Piroch

By Sigrid Piroch

Experience the Magic of Handweaving

Sigrid Piroch is an skilled weaver who leads readers on a trip in the course of the international of material. she's going to advisor you thru the start phases of weaving, from making plans and designing, to the ultimate phases, whilst the gorgeous piece of material is able to take off the loom. additionally, you will find out about weavers worldwide who weave fabric out of necessity, culture, and artwork. it is a source for all people with an curiosity within the awesome strategy. The e-book includes:

  • A word list of instruments and terms
  • A consultant to selecting your personal loom
  • Step-by-step tasks with easy-to-follow illustrations
  • Design directions and ideas
  • Inspirational photos

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A single thread of weft is called a pick. Picks per inch (ppi) is the number of weft picks in one inch. ) Thread and yarn are terms that can be used interchangeably; thread sometimes implies a finer size and yarn sometimes implies a heavier size. Face is the topside of the fabric on the loom; back is the underside. The warping process is the method by which threads are counted as they are measured all the same length, rolled onto the loom, and tensioned, ready to weave. The process of weaving is the method by which warp and weft threads are interlaced to construct a textile.

These include bands inspired by textiles from the Iron Age (500 BC - AD 800) and the Viking Period (AD 800 - 1050), here made into bracelets embellished with silk, silver, and gold. The history of tablet woven bands is fascinating. Actual bands and yarns rarely survive antiquity. The earliest direct evidence of tablet weaving, dates from 400 BC with tablets found in a cave in Spain. Inge Dam weaves reconstructed bands based on extensive research into surviving ancient examples. These include bands inspired by textiles from the Iron Age (500 BC - AD 800) and the Viking Period (AD 800 - 1050), here made into bracelets embellished with silk, silver, and gold.

Please also support cottage industries throughout the world, such as Studio Naenna, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Lao Textiles, Vientiane, Laos, as they depend on us for their very survival. And thanks without measure to my wonderful husband, who kept the household running (and us both well fed) while I focused on this book. Contents Foreword Introduction: The Magic of Handweaving Chapter 1: Small, Simple, Portable Looms Small Hand Looms Triangle Looms Rigid Heddle Looms Band Weaving Inkle Loom Tapestry Weaving Tablet Weaving Bead Weaving African Strip Weaving Chapter 2: The Basics of Handweaving Basic Weaving Terms Looms Essential Parts of a Loom The Three Basic Loom Types Loom Maintenance Definitions of Basic Loom Parts Definitions of Optional Loom Parts Glossary of Tools Definitions of Weaving Terms Chapter 3: Weaving Structure and Sett Structure Definitions Paper Weaving Sett Chart Sett Project Chapter 4: Drafting and Drawdowns Structural Draft Interlacement Draft Color-and-Weave Effect Draft Color-and-Weave Interlacement Draft Sidewinder Draft Draw-up Draft Drafting With Computer Software Profile Drafting Chapter 5: Yarns, Threads and Fibers Yarn Sizes Yarn Chart Finishing Fabrics Chapter 6: Knots and Other Tricks of the Trade Basic Knots Basic Skills Chapter 7: Essentials for the New Weaver: A First Project Project Plans Mini-Runner #1 and Mini-Runner #2 Making the Warp Warping the Loom Front to Back Chapter 8: Smile, You’re Weaving Child’s or Adult’s Scarf and Child’s Tam Other Project Ideas Chapter 9: Weave a Rainbow Color Gamps Warping the Loom Back to Front Wool Color Gamp Chapter 10: Vested Interests Circle Drafting Color-and-Weave Effect Sampler A Simple Vest Project Chapter 11: Rags to Riches Sectional Warping Rag Place Mats and Mug Rugs Tension Box Shaker Rug Sampling Chapter 12: Follow Your Star Drafting Overshot Weaving Overshot Chapter 13: Fabric Analysis is Fun Recording Basic Information Analysis Weave a Towel Based on the Analysis Chapter 14: Weftovers Place Mats, Napkins and Runner Caterpillar Bench Mat Triangle Fish Postlude: Circle of Love Resources Foreword Once in a while a new book on weaving appears that takes an old subject and presents it in such a dramatic, new way that every weaver and everyone who hopes to be a weaver will feel that they must have it in their libraries.

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