From School Library Journal
Grade 3-7-Swett introduces this craft with a simple weaving of a checkerboard note card-a task requiring two pieces of paper and a pair of scissors. After mastering the technique with several different small projects, she explains how to weave a hideout out of sticks and vines in the yard. She demonstrates techniques on a cardboard loom and progresses to skills for weaving on a pipe loom. These projects show the whimsical and the practical, the useful and the decorative aspects of the art. Hartlove's excellent-quality, full-color photos depict children enjoying the craft in many different settings-inside on rainy days or out in the sunshine by a lake and in a canoe. In addition, the helpful step-by-step drawings clearly depict the processes and techniques. As the book continues, the types of weaving and projects get progressively more difficult but are explained so well that novices could accomplish the most difficult tasks with ease. The author includes the history and folklore that surrounds the art and talks about different types of weaving done around the world. Sources for supplies and a list of recommended reading are appended.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA
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About the Author
Sarah Swett, a professional tapestry weaver and knitwear designer, has traveled throughout North America teaching tapestry weaving, design, and knitting. Her weavings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and appeared in the magazines American Craft, SpinOff
, and Interweave Knits
, and the book Knitting in America
. She lives in Moscow, Idaho. Visit her website at www.sarah-swett.com.
Lena Corwin is a textile/graphic designer and illustrator. She is the illustrator of Kids Crochet
(STC) and has worked for Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, Elle Décor
magazine, and many others.