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The Art of Weaving

Else Regensteiner, Afterword by Margie Thompson

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With comprehensive text, diagrams, drafts, and examples of fine woven fabrics, this book about the art and craft of weaving offers complete coverage of the materials and equipment, the techniques and the creative possibilities of the medium. Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable handbook is a must-have resource for weavers of all skill levels. This timeless classic now features examples of contemporary work and discusses the use of digital tools for hand-weaving. Chapters include the fundamentals of weaving, as well as looms and other equipment, yarns, how to design a warp and warp the loom, drafting, the basic weaves, pattern weaves, and how to apply this knowledge to discover the many faces of weaving. Weave structures covered include tapestry techniques, knotted, pile, flat-woven rugs, and two- and three-dimensional wall hangings.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 52 color & 380 b/w photographs | 216 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348563 | Binding: soft cover

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Else Regensteiner was an award-winning artist-weaver whose work is in the collection of many museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. She was the author of The Art of Weaving, first published in 19770, which has become a classic of the hand-weaving literature and also of Geometric Design in Weaving and Weaver’s Study Course, all still in print. Marjie Thompson has been weaving almost as long as The Art of Weaving has been in print. A historian by training, her weaving love is the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries though she has been known to use Photoshop for designing for twenty-first-century weaving. A firm believer in sharing her love of weaving with others, she has been dean of The Weavers’ Guild of Boston, president of Complex Weavers, and for over twenty-one years has chaired the Complex Weavers Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts study group.