Card Weaving Paperback – Illustrated, September 1, 1991
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- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0934026610
- ISBN-13 : 978-0934026611
- Product Dimensions : 8.3 x 0.33 x 10.8 inches
- Publisher : Interweave; Rev ed. Edition (September 1, 1991)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #279,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The updated version, which I found at the public library, has better pictures & patterns, and the overall organization of the book is better. Working through the 1991 (newer) edition will give you a much more coherent sense of how the craft operates.
Note that this really isn’t a pattern book, and only walks you through a few iterations of basic patterns. Good for a beginner, probably not overly helpful for a more seasoned weaver. I’m glad I purchased, for reference and so I can walk myself through setups in the future.
The book is set up giving a history of card weaving, some nice background and examples through the ages and in various countries, and then getting into basics and more complicated patterns and techniques.
If you're interested in learning the basics of tablet/card weaving, this is a pretty good book and offers more to the weaver than just patterns. It's a cool way to see how a specific craft links us back to ancient peoples and cultures.
I haven't had time yet to gather the materials for my first try this time, but remembering back to the seventies, I can say that the instructions are clear and it is easy to get started for the first time. As I recall, the results were spectacular with very little effort.
I'm really glad that I found this book again, and the new edition is even better than the old one. The large paperback format gives more space for pictures and the all-important how-to illustrations.
So, to a person interested in textile, crochet, or other similar handcrafts, I highly recommend this book.
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This book is very straightforward, step by step, with helpful line drawings, so that I have produced my first woven band and am designing my next.
There is a fascinating section on the historical background - back to the iron age, with photographs.
The later chapters with patterns, diagrams and coloured photos gives great ideas of how to get really creative.
A very useful, well written and designed 'How to' book.