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Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduce weavers to a broad sampling of weaving techniques and exploring various ways of creating cloth on a rigid heddle loom in their new book Woven Scarves.
Scarves are a great way for new and seasoned weavers alike to practice and explore weaving techniques. WithWoven Scarves, you'll learn in highly approachable ways how to create lovely scarves that are creative, classic, and fun to make and wear.
The scarves featured in Woven Scarves are worked using knitting yarns. Thus projects work up quickly and are made from readily available yarns. Using various weave structures, color, yarn combinations, and techniques such as felting and embellishment, the authors walk you through the basics to your own jumping off point for personal exploration and creation in weaving.
Woven Scarves arranged by areas of exploration. Each chapter begins with an explanation of a particular technique: plain weave; using yarn to its best advantage; various weave structures; altering the surface of woven fabric. Examples, ideas, and tips are given, followed by scarves with complete instructions that demonstrate the techniques. Throughout the book the authors provide project variations that show what happens when other yarns or colors are used with the same technique.
Woven Scarves will support weavers in their desire for appropriate patterns, better skills, and a deeper understanding of fibers, types of weave techniques, and all the varieties of fabrics that are possible—even to beginners. This book is primarily for weavers using rigid heddle loom (though drafts are provided where appropriate for shaft-loom weavers).