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  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 March 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780811737999
  • Stock: 21 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 1312
  • Pages: 264
  • RRP: £15.95
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Potholder Loom Weaving


Techniques for multi-color patterns, different shapes, and tapestry weaving by Noreen Crone-Findlay

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Book Description

Potholder looms can make so much more than potholders!

You can weave on these popular looms using the traditional loops or with nearly any yarn to make a variety of patterns, including Plain Weave, Twill, and Checkerboard. You can also weave shapes other than squares, such as rectangles and triangles. This variety of options means you can weave just the modules you need to make projects from wall hangings to place mats, runners, baskets, and more. Noreen teaches and explains each step of the techniques and projects in full detail, with photos, so even if you have never woven before, you'll easily be able to accomplish any project in this book.

Tapestry weaving is also fun on the potholder loom, and Noreen shows you how with detailed instructions for setting up your loom and working tapestry techniques. Start with the Tapestry Sampler and then try your hand at personalized wall dolls, colourful wall hangings, and decorative art pieces. All you need to know for successful weaving on your potholder loom is in this comprehensive book!

About the Author

About Noreen Crone-Findlay

Noreen Crone-Findlay is a fibre artist, author, designer, weaver, YouTube video-tutorial diva, loom designer, workshop facilitator, crocheter, doll maker, and knitter. Over the last 35+ years, her designs have appeared in many magazines. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and maintains an active website and blog, www.tottietalkscrafts.com. She has 1,500 followers on Facebook, and is active on Etsy and Pinterest.


The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

The author explains that meeting this popular little pin loom as an adult meant she had no preconceived ideas that it was only a child's toy, seeing it as having unlimited design potential allied with low-tech equipment and virtually no yarn waste.

The content of the book is divided into three main sections: Getting Started, listing equipment needed; Techniques, an introduction to the actual weaving; and finally Projects. She offers detailed step-by-step instructions, accompanied by excellent photographs of each step in creating basic squares or triangles in plain colours, simple stripes and checks. There is advice on how to design using colour, pattern, and texture using different yarns and stitch combinations, followed by suggestions on finishing methods for edges with fringes, crochet edges and lucet cords.

A chapter on tapestry weaving takes the reader through creating a sampler using a drawing underneath the weaving; how to create shapes such as faces following a drawing is explained clearly. Projects for the home include, of course, potholders, but also larger projects where individual modules are joined together for table runners, pillows, and square baskets and boxes. Final chapters offer ideas for wall hangings and fashion accessories.

For someone keen to experiment with textures and yarns using inexpensive equipment which takes up little space, this book offers an excellent introduction, and offers links to suppliers and how-to videos.

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