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Use one of the world's simplest tools to explore the creative possibilities of cloth! The Weaver's Idea Book presents a variety of patterns for simple rigid-heddle and harness looms, complete with sample swatches for drafts and project ideas. Beginning and experienced weavers on the lookout for new weave structure patterns will be drawn to the multitude of designs in The Weaver's Idea Book.
Inside readers will learn:
Techniques including leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric
Weaving patterns and swatches that illustrate each technique, accompanied by beautiful step-by-step photography
How to create 10 attractive projects, including a felted scarf, sturdy tote, evening wrap, table mat, tunic with pattern trim, felted wrap skirt with woven-in belt loops, honeycomb pillow pair, clasped-weft coasters, apron with paper pile, and a double weave table runner
Weaving tips and tricks to help weavers at all levels achieve their textile dreams
Jane Patrick grew up on the broad plains of south central Nebraska where, from an early age, she earned the moniker of "the family putzer" because she was always making things. It wasn't until she walked into the weaving studio at Löngum ri home economics school as an exchange student in Iceland that she knew that weaving was something she must do. Since then weaving has been both her livelihood and her hobby. Jane is the former editor of Handwoven magazine and is currently vice president of sales and service for Schacht Spindle Company Inc. She has taught weaving classes and workshops, given lectures on weaving, and juried textile art shows. Jane lives in Boulder, Colorado.
By Jane Patrick & Sara Goldberg