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The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond

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Experience the Magic of Handweaving

Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Krause Publications (first published April 7th 2003)
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Heather
Oct 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: weaving
Wow, this book was so thorough! It introduces you to all the terminology and basics you need to know about weaving and looms, and then has several projects so you can put the knowledge to use. It is so packed full of information that you really can't absorb it all by reading it straight through. In addition to being a thorough introduction, it's a great reference to keep on hand. I'll probably be buying a copy for my home library.
penny shima glanz
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Piroch's book helps to capture the magic of handweaving and shape it into understanding for the reader to grow and comprehend basics not just of the real looms of various shaft configuration but also the small ones that hold very powerful magic in their own right.

The many photos, detailed drawings, and small snippets of text on weaving around the world help this book be an informative reference for all, even those who are not yet handweaving.
Tina
Feb 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: weaving
This book is full of good information, but overall it doesn't feel very accessible. It feels like a lot of work to make my way through this book. The readability pales in comparison to other weaving books I've read.
Rin
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Very, very basic book. Would probably be more helpful to someone who'd never seen a loom before.
Jennifer Medina
Dec 27, 2012 added it
Recommends it for: new weavers
Shelves: crafty
I don't think this is the most comprehensive book for a new or new-ish weaver, but the photography is lovely and the gamp section is excellent.
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