For intermediate and advanced crafters, these eight illustrated loom weaving projects help you create sustainable, attractive, and useful textile pieces for your home and wardrobe—or to give as gifts. This step-by-step guide to weaving large projects on a little loom is packed with over 200 color photographs.
Use your frame loom to create eight large, impactful weaving projects, including an oversized scarf, a snood, a shoulder bag, a mesh shopping bag, a bathroom mat, a table runner, and two types of cushions. With straightforward instructions, weave patterns, and vivid color photography, this helpful how-to guide leads you through each step of these inspired projects.
First, choose your materials, focusing on finding the best, most sustainable textiles and yarns for your project. Next, learn about a special type of frame loom with a detachable top and bottom bar that will enable you to create pieces up to six and a half feet in length. Learn how to create 8 different weave structures, then, try your hand at each of the eight creative large-scale loom projects that are sure to impress family and friends. Once you're finished, you can proudly wear, carry, or display your contemporary weave work anywhere. You can also learn how to make your own frame loom for large projects using a simple guide.
About the Author
Fiona Daly is a textile designer maker, hand weaver, and author. Her practice is craft and research led, focusing on local wool production, rare sheep breed wools, sustainable textiles, circular design, and education. She is the author of Weaving on a Little Loom: Techniques, Patterns, and Projects for Beginners (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018). She lives in Ireland.
"Daly’s fresh way of looking at little looms results in the freedom to design, as well as space to explore stitch patterns and techniques without having to graft woven pieces together...[She] is an encouraging teacher, and the multitude of clear photographs and detailed instructions in Weaving Big on a Little Loom ensure that all weavers can approach these projects with confidence." - Foreword Reviews
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.