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not very in depth,
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This review is from: The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook: Learn Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Fiber, Including Weaving, Knitting, Dyeing, Painting, and More (Studio Handbook Series) (Paperback)
This book provides an overview of 10 plus fiber techniques. For this reason it would have been impossible to provide comprehensive information on each technique. It is definitely not a book I'd refer to as a resource on any of the textile techniques. The weaving section is probably the most in depth, however, the place mat project did not specify the yarn used. As an experienced weaver I understand the importance of the correspondence of yarn to "sett", however, I couldn't figure out what size yarn or type of fiber they used. A great looking warp using rope is featured in the book. I would have liked a little info on it, for instance, what size rope and how many ends per inch was it threaded. The gallery of photos is the best part of the book, unfortunately it is only 8 pages. I think the authors should have narrowed the scope of the book and included ideas on teaching textile art classes and workshops. The Textile Art Center is a unique place and I would have like to read more about their teaching philosophy.
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Initial post: Dec 4, 2012 10:30:19 AM PST
Dwanna Whitener says:
Wasn't this book supposed to be helpful in setting up a fiber studio, not necessarily a how-to on weaving, spinning, etc. There are plenty of books out for that purpose. This book is supposed to be a guide to help plan and institute a studio. There are many charts to help you determine what you may be doing and the needs you may have for your studio.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 3:13:59 PM PDT
Was it?! The book jacket says and I quote, "Master the basic techniques you'll need, select the right tools and materials, and apply your new skills to original projects. Discover myriad fiber-media options, and plan your workspace"....blah, blah, blah. My point exactly! There is too much going on in this book for any one thing to be helpful. I wish it was only about "planning and instituting a studio" then it would be more substantive instead of being just a waste of money!
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