The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory: Techniques and Projects for Weaving with Wire

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From expert weaver Anne Dixon is The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory –the ultimate resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to weavers.

You’ll discover:

*An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions.
*Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
*An astonishing 400 woven patterns—some making their first debut.
*Illustrated samples and charts.
*Drafts provided throughout the entire guide.

An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well. Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more.

Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weaver’s Companion (Interweave). She opened the Weaver’s School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
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ISBN-13: 9781596686472
ISBN-10: 1596686472
Pagini: 175
Ilustrații: 150, colour
Dimensiuni: 206 x 236 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.79 kg
Editura: Interweave Press, LLC


Chapters: Technique

1.BASICS: Introduction
Basic techniques
Warp threaded patterns
Color threaded Patterns
Warp Manipulation
Lettering: Compensating
Lettering on checks [both 5 and 7 units]
Baltic-Style [including lettering]
Pebbles: South American: singles and pairs
Warp-faced Monks Belt
Warp-faced Krokbragd
Double Weave
Warp Changes
Clasped warps
Additions to Warp Surface
Core and wraps
Knots on the surface
Inserted warp
Gathering and pleating
Scrunching and Shibori
Weft Manipulation
Stitched Inlay [&dukagang]
Inlay within inkle band
Beads on weft(s)
Selvedge Treatments
Beads on auxiliary warp(s)
Fancy Yarns
Clasped Wefts and Crossovers
Tablet edging
Fringes: inserted and knotted
Width of Inkle
Decreasing and increasing numbers of warp threads

3.FINISHING THE ENDS: Flat and round plaits; whipping

4.OTHER METHODS: Other ways to weave inkles

5.HISTORY: A brief overview of inkle weaving in the past

6.CHARTS FOR DESIGNING: Range of design charts for photocopying


Notă biografică

Anne Dixon weaves, lectures, and teaches throughout the U.S. and U.K. She is the author of Handweaver’s Pattern Directory (Interweave), and has published booklets on inkle weaving, has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Handwoven magazine, and has exhibited both in the U.K. and abroad. She is a guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, and a founding member of the Braid Society.