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Matthiessen, Barbara. Small Loom & Freeform Weaving. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2008. c.128p. ISBN 978-1-58923-361-4. pap. $19.95. FIBER CRAFTS   Purchasing a large, expensive loom is cost prohibitive for many novice weavers, and Matthiessen provides a variety of less expensive alternatives. Her solutions range from a homemade loom constructed from hair combs, dowels, and duct tape (yes, it's as primitive as it sounds) to commercial products such as Weavettes and the Ashford Knitter's Loom, a rigid heddle loom marketed to knitters. Matthiessen covers all aspects of weaving, including warping the loom, basic techniques, and finishing. Her low-cost approach to weaving will attract those curious about this ancient craft. Recommended for public libraries. - Library Journal, August 2008

About the Author

Barbara Matthiessen (Port Orchard, WA) had a specialized degree from an interior design school and experience working for a design firm before she entered the industry as a full-time freelance designer. She has written 43 booklets and 3 books, contributed to 22 multi-artist books, and has done countless designs for magazines. While continuing to design for publication, she also works for manufacturers, developing kits, projects sheets, and sales models.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international (June 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589233611
  • ASIN: B005SNMS0E
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,430,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 10, 2008
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I repeat what another reviewer said: this book is NOT for beginners. Unless you know absolutely how to weave, do not waste your money because there are no pictorial directions and the directions/explanations fall woefully short of being helpful. A big dissapointment... The front and back covers are all that's inside, folks. I'll be returning this book. Originally I read the reviews and thought I would keep it no matter what, but now that I've seen it, no way.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Vozniak on December 3, 2009
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The book is well illustrated, but the projects are nothing special. The longest portion of the book is spent on a specific brand of lap loom and the rest of the projects are kind of thrown in. I was disappointed and if I had seen the book beforehand, I would not have purchased it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Caroline M. Alexander on June 3, 2009
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I was a bit so-so about this book until I got it and started looking through the various projects and techniques the author uses. She's definitely a woman after my own heart! Many of these techniques were written about in the 70's, but the books were either speaking to experienced textile students, or written for primary school classes, and so missed the rest of us.
Barbara Mathieson has taken the rather sparse and boring instructions from the 70s, dusted them off, and turned them right around so that they are bright, interesting, imaginative, innovative and gentle on the pocket. You can of course run out and purchase a rigid heddle loom to try these techniques out, but you could also get duct tape, cardboard and a comb to work just as well!
If you are into DYI, or on a strict budget, or just want to see if you could enjoy weaving, this is the book for you! If, like me, you like the challenge of using small looms for big results, you are not forgotten either. Its great to know how to make a custom loom for a particular project, and enjoy the freedom that this form of weaving gives you, without the restrictions of heddles and harnesses. And the possibilities for mixed media projects are endless.
Read, experiment and have fun!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dale Ann Negen on October 3, 2008
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This is a fun book for people who enjoy turning unusual things into looms. It's great for getting ideas for coming up with your own funky weaving projects. It's not really for beginners. Beautiful pictures and great for inspiring creativity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Schad on October 19, 2010
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Weaving can be a solitary craft. The small looms in this book allow you to join the knitters and crocheters and weave in public. The instructions for each loom are very clear, and the projects are great starting off points. If you want to explore weaving and have little space for a loom, this book is for you. If you have a potholder loom and wonder if you can make more than potholders, this book will tell you how. If you have an old small loom and can't figure out how to use it, this book may have the answers for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SB on June 3, 2013
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I should have researched this book more thoroughly before purchasing it. I thought it would inspire me with small loom projects for travel. I agree with the reviewers who say that this book is not for beginners. But experienced weavers need not get the book either! There seems to be a lack of weaving skill and design experience throughout the book. For example there is a fabric belt project woven on a lap loom. The size of the lap loom would have be the desired length of the belt plus 5". Who would be comfortable weaving on a 36" or so lap loom. The author has tried to get creative with some projects but with a lack of weaving skills and design knowledge, the projects end up looking like something woven at summer camp. I was hoping for ideas for small looms and free form weaving and this book did not deliver. Unfortunately I can not recommend this book to anyone interested in weaving...beginner or experienced.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 31, 2009
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This is an interesting book containing 30 projects and five ways to weave. I actually purchased the book for the information on weavette looms. But am amazed to find out what you can do with a comb. Even though the projects are intriguing they could stand a little better description.

I set up several rigid heddle looms for others but sort of bypassed them for myself. Yet I am still interested in patterns, and other people's projects. I do not think I will try Pin weaving but it was interesting to read about.

For the price you cannot go wrong by adding this book to your library and some new skills to your repertoire.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jannordwick on January 23, 2011
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I am disappointed with this book. It is primarily a supplement when you have purchased the looms it uses. These is a pin-weaving writeup and a rather poorly designed frame loom. Also, the lack of using actual weaving terminology makes this book a poor learning tool.
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