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Weaving Western Sakiori: A Modern Guide for Rag Weaving by [Amanda Robinette]

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Weaving Western Sakiori is a comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of Japanese rag weaving. Amanda's years of researching the history of Sakiori have lead her to a clear understanding of the techniques used for weaving Sakiori and to develop her own style of weaving Sakiori, which she shares with all of us in the projects suggested in the book. –Tom Knisely, author of Weaving Rag Rugs, Handwoven Table Linens, and Handwoven Baby Blankets -- Tom Knisely


True to its title, the book is an excellent "modern guide for rag weaving." Robinette has great tips on how to shop for rag-making at thrift stores and what kinds of garments and fabrics make good weaving rags. She covers rag preparation using different tools and techniques such as tearing and cutting. There are worksheets for project planning, including one for figuring how much rag weft you need, and there is a useful sett chart for weaving with different types of rags. The book includes tips on weft joins, beat, and use of temples, and a special section about rag weaving on rigid-heddle looms. The weaving instructions also include wet-finishing and drying techniques for rags of different fiber content.

If the historical perspective doesn't get you fired up for sakiori, the projects in this book certainly will. There are many sweet scarves, plus myriad household items, baby blankets, shawls, and even an elegant evening purse. Weave structures include plain weave, twills, and overshot, while materials range from cotton to silk and even include leather. As Robinette points out, her project instructions are only a starting point because your rags will be unique. And therein lies the beauty and intrigue of sakiori.
-- Anita Osterhaug, Handwoven Magazine ― Handwoven Magazine, March/April 2019

It’s good to see a weaving book that covers a new topic, although really, Sakiori is probably as old as the hills. Author Amanda Robinette covers upcycled rag weaving from textile preparation and warp considerations through to the end of many projects. I’m particularly taken with the Wedding Dress Bed Runner. If you are a weaver and you’ve had a wedding dress tucked away in a box for decades, now would be a good time to take it out and refashion it into a beautiful piece of art that you can love every day. Weaving Western Sakiori will have you looking at your entire closet in a whole new way. Recommended By Tracey T., Powells.comPowells.com --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Amanda Robinette has spent the past seven years delving deeply into learning about and weaving sakiori. She has experimented with different fabrics and weave structures and focuses on making unexpected projects from rag weaving, including clothing. Her articles and projects can be found in Handwoven magazine, and she has been teaching and speaking about sakiori since 2014. She also shares her enthusiasm for sakiori and for weaving in general on her blog at westernsakiori.com. She resides in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07D6G6XLD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stackpole Books (June 30, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 30, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 60650 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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