Create beautiful pieces without a loom
A guide to weaving beautiful projects with small and simple tools.
Weaving is an exciting and increasingly popular craft that doesn't have to involve gigantic looms and inaccessible patterns. In Simple Weave, Kerstin Neumüller shows weaving techniques using tools that are easy to make yourself and often small enough to fit in a pocket.
Packed with inspiration for those who have never woven but are eager to try, as well as for experienced weavers interested in working with flexible and portable tools, the book is divided into three chapters:
- Techniques: basic weaving theory looking at how to set up a weave, how to choose yarn, and a glossary of weaving terms;
- Weaving projects: featuring instructions for a range of achievable projects ranging from a 5-millimeter-wide band to a 40-centimeter-wide tea towel; and
- Making your own tools: with instructions on how to carve a rigid heddle and making a backstrap loom, among various other useful tools.
Crafters will enjoy the mindfulness and rhythm of this traditional craft and will be equipped to create bespoke, contemporary pieces in their own style.
About this Author
Kerstin Neumüller is a men's tailor with her heart in handicrafts. She has spent many years studying handicrafts and the history of textiles. She is the author of Mend & Patch and coauthor of Indigo. She runs the shop Second Sunrise in Stockholm together with Douglas Luhanko.
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