Learning to Weave
Learning to Weave
The book is an excellent four-shaft weaving course that is both easy and fun. The writing is friendly, the illustrations and pictures are thorough and clear. Beginners will find this book invaluable and more seasoned weavers will find interesting ideas in the chapter on weave structures and drafting.
Author: Deborah Chandler. Interweave Press. Softcover, 232 pages. Loads of black and white illustrations and charts.
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Spectrum: Dye Plants of Ontario
First of all, don't let the "Ontario" part of the title put you off. Dyeguy (John) is a horticulturist, and says that gardeners and lovers of nature from Zones 2 through 9 will recognize, or may already be growing the vast majority of the plants listed in this book. Some are garden plants, some are natives, some are most often found as weeds in handy places such as ditches and roadsides, just waiting for the dye pot!
The Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild of Richmond Hill, Ontario put this book together back in 1986 as part of a project that included a live exhibition. We as natural dyes are ever grateful that the Guild has republished this book. It is literally an A to Z of detailed results that dozens of natural dyers across Ontario accumulated testing out plants that, in some cases, nobody had ever written about before. It's another top-notch resource book every nature dyer should own. No colour photos, but plenty of detailed and lovely plant line drawings. Seriously, you will want to cut some of them out and frame them.
Editor: Nancy J. McGuffin. Published by Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild. Softcover, spiral bound, 309 pages.
Sari Silk Ribbon Yarn – Multicolour – 100g
Weaver’s Companion, The
This is a great "at-your-fingertips" guide to all those little details and calculations that no one can remember. Conversion charts, Sett and Sleying charts, warp and weft calculations formulae, a compact, handy, indispensible reference to keep by your loom.
Author: Interweave Magazine. Interweave Press. Softcover, 112 pages, spiral bound. No colour photos but loads of black and white illustrations and charts.
Ashford Weaving Frame – Large
A simple way to create wall hangings, cushions, placemats and endless other things for your home or as gifts. This loom is ideal for beginners or any weaver wanting a simple way to be creative. Made from solid Silver Beech hardwood, the frame is strong and robust for a variety of warps and tensions. Small and compact, ideal for taking on holiday or to guild meetings. The finished piece can even be left in the frame and hung on the wall for an already-framed masterpiece!
- wonderful introduction to weaving
- very quick to warp and weave
- strong and compact
LOOM WIDTH: 19" (50cm)
LOOM LENGTH: 27" (70cm)
PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND