82 pages 150 band patterns
A range of colourful effects can be produced when weaving simple narrow warp faced bands. The order of the warp threads creates the stripes and patterns. This book gives examples of over 150 bands and describes how you can design your own unique woven treasures. This book introduces the techniques of weaving narrow bands. For beginners there are step by step instructions. For more experienced weavers there are hints and tips for developing design skills.
There is a YouTube video to accompany this book. Five ways of weaving narrow bands. http://youtu.be/ZzhuDomPtxE Bands can be woven on an inkle loom, a backstrap or rigid heddle loom, a table loom or a Swedish band loom.
I am a designer/weaver who loves to use natural yarns in my work. I am researching the beautiful folk bands from the Baltic region. After visiting Sweden to examine the wealth of woven treasures in various museums, I became particularly interested in Sámi weaving. I have analysed many of their beautiful bands to enable them to be appreciated by a wider audience.
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