Beautiful First Projects with and Without a Loom
The author of Knitting Without Needles turns her attention to weaving, the hottest trend in craft, with 30 equally ingenious and beautiful projects for bracelets, scarfs, baskets, lanyards, textiles, and more. The projects can be woven on looms that are bought (a small inexpensive lap loom), found (a hula hoop or tree branch), or not necessary at all, making this book an exciting introduction to fiber arts.
The resurgence of the '70s in fashion and home decor has brought about a new trend in crafting: weaving. Anne Weil gives macramé, basket weaving, and other weaving skills a makeover with beautiful photography and styling with projects that can be made on various easily sourced looms--and even some that don't require a loom--and with just about any kind of material or fiber (including yarn, leather, and paper). Like Knitting Without Needles, the photography is light and bright, and the book's look is a little bit bohemian. Best of all, projects are organized by time commitment (one hour, weeknight, and weeknight projects), so readers can craft at their comfort level.