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The Magic of Handweaving: The Basics and Beyond

Beautiful works of fabric art are easily achieved using the magical hand weaving techniques presented in this exciting new book, the second in the Tradition in the Making series. Author Sigrid Piroch expertly guides readers through everything they need to know about the art of hand weaving, including the history and heritage of this timeless art, how looms work, what tools and equipment to use, the basics of good technique, how to plan projects, analyzing cloth, reading and drawing patterns, and designing fabric for practical and art purposes. She then guides the weaver step-by-step through more than 10 gorgeous projects, including mug rugs, a scarf, napkins, pillows, towels, and clothing. This book also features insightful and inspiring works of art from several hand weaving textile artists from around the world, as well as invaluable resource listings. Sigrid Piroch has been weaving for more than 20 years and has taught classes and seminars throughout North America. All-in-one reference guide for weavers of all skill levels. Clear, concise, step-by-step instructions and 300 illustrations and color photographs to guide weavers. More than 10 gorgeous projects, including home decor and wearables.