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Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
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Tina Ignell
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Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home

Tina Ignell


Trafalgar Square Books

Needlework & fabric crafts;
Spinning & weaving


128 pages

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Compiling a rich selection of weaving projects from V vmagasinet, a Scandinavian weaving magazine, this collection of 45 different furnishing textiles is perfect for a vast array of home needs. Each weaving project is guided by an expert designer, whose experience and imagination instill new excitement into the development of products such as colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels. Filled with clear diagrams, detailed descriptions, finishing techniques, and rich illustrations, this essential guide also includes an index with the projects divided into categories according to the number of loom shafts and treadles.

By:   Tina Ignell
Imprint:   Trafalgar Square Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 259mm,  Width: 208mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781570768989
ISBN 10:   1570768986
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   August 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tina Ignell is a journalist who trained as a handcraft consultant. She has many years of experience, including several as a director of a handcraft center. She is editor of V vmagasinet, Scandinavian Weaving Magazine, which she and her husband, a photographer, run together.

Booklist Bj rk and Ignell (the author of Favorite Rag Rugs, 2007, and Favorite Scandinavian Projects, 2010, and the editor of V vmagasinet, a Scandinavian weaving magazine) provide an accessible collection for novices, filled with 10 different patterns and more than 30 individual projects to copy. Readers will still need to master the basics of warp and weft, overshot and waffle weaves (among other techniques), yet the authors feature excellent color photographs and full-fledged instructions, with techniques, materials, weaving finishing, weft sequence, appropriate graphs, and other pertinent information discussed. Many weave patterns will ring familiar to American crafters, such as twill (a herringbone pattern), waffle, and rosepath (flower shapes). For the most part, projects are home based: pillows, tablecloths and runners, rugs, towels, blankets, and one bathrobe. --Barbara Jacobs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.--Tina Ingell Simple Weaves This lovely book explores the relationship between color, structure, and function, lending insight into that appealing aesthetic. The author's approach combines the best aspects of a weavers study course with a set of projects that readers will delight in making for their homes. --Hand Woven (January 2013)--Tina Ignell Simple Weaves INTRODUCTION Surrounding yourself with handwoven textiles makes everyday life special and gives parties an extra shine. Yet another dimension is added when you weave them yourself. Curiosity is piqued when a weaving design is chosen. Calmness pervades as you thread and warp. Expectations rise when the first weft is thrown and satisfaction grows as the weaving progresses. For this book, Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave, we have selected 45 patterns from V vmagasinet - the Scandinavian Weaving Magazine. Most of all, we wanted weavings that are easy to make and can be woven on a loom with four shafts and four treadles. We have used materials that are easy to find and fun to weave with. To make it easy for you to find a suitable weaving, there is an index at the end of the book where the projects are divided into categories according to the number of shafts and treadles. This book contains a rich choice of furnishing textiles for many types of homes. The size and color of a blanket can changed for the room where it will be and table linens can be matched to the color of your favorite china. Curtains woven in classic patterns such as huckaback and M's and O's are paired with modern panel curtains made with linen and paper. For the table we have selected both classic designs and weavings where you can let loose a little at the loom. For the decorative runner Flowerbed you can pick little flowers that don't need any water to strew over the piece, on Linen with Little Secrets you can weave in gold hearts, silver stars, or small photos and, for the fanciful runners in linen and paper, you can decide how long the inlay should be. Our cherished hand towels deserve their own chapter. Generously sized towels in exciting patterns, such as the black and white hand towels with color effects or striped towels in warm yellow and orange tones, are practical and fine at the same time. Embroidery is an easy decorative touch for any kind of towel. It could be a heart and small flowers in cross stitch as on the Little Heart hand towel and the Linen Summer hand towels or roses in straight stitch on a small towel. You can create your own patterns and monograms by drawing them on graph paper. Behind every weaving in this book is an expert weaver and designer. The designers' experience, imagination, and knowledge stimulate the continued development of weaving. With this book in hand and your own ideas, the path is cleared for you to create your own furnishing textiles for tomorrow's linen closets and homes. Because you'll get as much pleasure caring for woven textiles as weaving and using them, in the book's final section we share tips on how to make handwoven textiles even lovelier over time.

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