- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Ulysses Press (May 9, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612436633
- ISBN-13: 978-1612436630
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
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Andreia Gomes is a self-taught weaver, creative thinker, compulsive maker and interior stylist. Her work has been featured in CYL Collective, Makers Movement, Future Positive, Koel Magazine, A Montra/The Window and more. She began sharing her passion for weaving in 2014, when she created her own brand of handwoven wall art, LOOP Weaving Co. Her work reflects her love of color, texture and natural fibers, and creating unique wall art with both geometric and organic designs. Her art lives now in homes and stores around the world. She is also passionate about teaching in her workshops. She lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
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The book is divided into 4 sections covering tools, yarns, basic tapestry techniques and 15 projects. The author is thorough in the first three sections and shows how to create a tapestry from go to whoa, starting with a basic store bought loom and including colour theory, the yarns to use and a handy chart so you can work their size out, several different stitches to create variety in your work, and how you finish off properly with hemstitching.
There is a good selection of projects, starting with making your own loom, if you want to start off that way. Each project builds on the previous one, with plenty of room for adapting them to your own tastes. These include simple wall tapestries, which are great for experimenting with and practicing new stitches, a circular wall hanging, working with different yarns, threads and tops, and there are bracelets and a necklace, a plant hanger, and a cushion. These are all modern designs and show the variety that exists in contemporary weaving.
If you want to learn to weave for the sheer pleasure of seeing what yarn stretched out on a frame can do, then this book gives you the techniques to do just that, and you will get a lot of ideas from here that you can adapt, and enough skills to take inspiration from the world around you to create your own individual pieces. If you want to go on to more formal tapestry weaving what you have learned from this book will stand you in good stead so you will go into further study knowing the basics and understanding what tapestry weaving involves. If you decide to graduate to a rigid heddle loom, generally the next step, you can use that loom as well when you want to weave a small tapestry, and again what you learn from this book will help you make the transition.
All in all, its a good book to get you started, one of the better ones, and should give hours of pleasure as you work your way through it. It also help you understand just how cloth is made and that the only purpose a loom serves is to hold the warp in place and under tension while you weave, which is why a twig or a piece of driftwood can make the perfect loom if you want it to be part of your design.
* Update- after using this a little longer I realized this had more to offer than I originally thought!! And I made one of the pillows for my mother in law and she really liked it, loved showing it off that I had made it. ***