The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book

by Rachel Brown | Home & Garden |
ISBN: 0394715950 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkatopuawing of Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 1/8/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkatopuawing from Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Saturday, January 08, 2011
backcover text:
The most complete and specific how-to-do-it book ever published on weaving, spinning, and dyeing, completely updated.
With 432 explicit and beautiful drawings

This book explains everything the intermediate, expert or absolute beginner needs to know, and it provides as well complete instructions fo rmore than 50 weaving projects.
The step-by-step directions are crystal clear and thoroughly illustrated - with more than 400 drawings showing everything that must be seen to be understood. The use of virtually every kind of loom, from the inexpensive primitive looms to the more conventional treadle looms, is explained. The content include:

All about card weaving. How to use (and, in some cases, build) the inkle loom, Hopi belt loom, backstrap loom, Navajo loom, and the treadle looms (counterbalanced, counter marche, and jack). How to set up and weave on each

All about weaving methods, equipment, and tools. Everything you need to know about choosing yarns

Finishing techniques: fringe (twisted, braided, knotted, macramé), tassels, feathers, rope, edges, pressing, joining

A master plan for designing, planning, executing, and finishing a weaving project. It enables absolute beginners to create their own beautiful work and provides countless tips and unorthodox techniques for experienced weavers.

Everything about spinning, from picking a good fleece and cleaning the wool to teasing, flicking, types of hand spindles; all about different wheels (the high wheel, the flyer wheel, homemade wheels), choosing spinning equipment, yarn design and function.

All about dyeing: natural dyes vs. synthetic dyes, obtaining dyestuffs, equipment, recipes for dyes

All about design and color: uniformity vs. variation, repetition, scale and interest, backgrounds, balance, proportion, properties of color, understanding hue, intensity, and value.

More than 50 weaving projects (with complete instructions), ranging from the simple to the complex, including belts, sahses, stoles, ponchos, handbags, wall hangings, pillow covers, tapestries, rugs, throws, blankets, a bedspread, a room divider, 3-dimensional weaving, etc.

Plus all about pricing your work and selling it (to private buyers, at fairs in shops or galleries), entering exhibitions, running your own retail or wholesale business.
The Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book is thoroughlyy practical and authoritative a book that both instructs and inspires, a classic in its field.

Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York, 2nd revised edition, paperback, 2002

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Journal Entry 3 by Agrefina at Lüneburg, Niedersachsen Germany on Friday, January 28, 2011
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