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The weaving explorer : ingenious techniques, accessible tools & creative projects with yarn, paper, wire & more / Deborah Jarchow & Gwen W. Steege.

Jarchow, Deborah, (author.). Steege, Gwen, 1940- (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Fertile Public Library 746.14 JAR (Text) 33500013171855 New Available -
Gonvick LINK Site 746.14 JAR (Text) 33500013171863 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635860283
  • ISBN: 1635860288
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Weaving in circles -- Pin-loom weaving -- Framed! -- Tapping into tapestry -- Backstrap weaving -- Frameless weaving -- Free and easy -- Rock, paper, ribbon!
Summary, etc.:
"The Weaving Explorer takes inspiration from the world of folk weaving traditions, adding a contemporary spin by introducing an unexpected range of materials and home dec projects"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    *Starred Review* No looms, heddles, or any fancy kind of weaving equipment needed here (for the most part). Weaver-authors Jarchow and Steege count on the basics—even just yarns and sticks—to create polished, professional-looking pieces. Each of the 40-plus projects features step-by-step photographs, tips for success, and a design notebook explaining what an author did to create/finish the pattern in addition to the project instructions. Ten artists share their interpretations of the weaving craft through brief biographies and a few samples of their work, while sidebars point out intricacies of weaving a yarn butterfly or using Dorset buttons on a handmade garment. The 360-degree diversity of weaving outcomes, though, isn't fully appreciated until projects are revealed: God's eyes, 16-cord Kunihimo braid, parachute cord mat, leno scarf, wire necklaces, and Danish stars and wreaths, to name a few. Here, it's easy to see why a 25,000-year-old craft has survived and thrived. Appendixes include how to build a simple frame loom, how to make a heddle cradle, how to make a band lock, how to measure a warp, six knots for weavers, commonly used materials, yarn sizes, glossary, and metric conversion chart. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and exhibits her work at galleries and museums across the U.S. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Since 2004, she has been an artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California. 

Gwen W. Steege has been weaving for nearly 35 years and has exhibited her work in western Massachusetts, where she lives. For many years she acquired and edited a line of craft books at Storey Publishing focused on spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, and weaving. In addition to editing fiber crafts books, she is the author of a number of knitting books, including The Knitter&;s Life List (Storey, 2011).

Subject: Hand weaving.
Hand weaving > Patterns.
Hand weaving.
Genre: Patterns.

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