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The Art of Weaving
Else Regensteiner, Afterword by Margie Thompson
• A handbook for handweavers of all skill levels covering the fundamentals of weaving
• Through text, diagrams, drafts, and patterns, learn the basic techniques of weaving fabrics and using a loom
• Discover how to make digital tools work for you in your hand-weaving projects
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, and 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.
Else Regensteiner
was an award-winning artist-weaver whose work is in the collections of many
Margie Thompson
has been dean of The Weavers’ Guild of Boston, president of Complex
Weavers, and chairs the Complex Weavers Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts study group.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 52 color & 380 b/w photographs • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4856-3 • soft cover • $34.99
Weaving Shaker Rugs:
Traditional Techniques to Create Beautiful Reproduction Rugs and Tapes
Mary Elva Congleton Erf
• Offers detailed, step-by-step instructions for weaving rugs in the authentic Shaker method
• Covers the history of the Shakers and their place in America’s art traditions
• The author developed a method for rug reproduction after studying textiles at historic Shaker sites
Learn how to make colorful, gorgeously patterned rugs using the 200-year-old techniques of the Shakers.
The author researched and analyzed textiles at five historic Shaker village sites before developing a method
to create new versions of these classics. You’ll learn how 10 original rugs were woven and then get detailed
instructions on how to make 10 reproduction rugs, with full explanations of the dyeing, the warp material,
the weftmaterials, and how toweave, as well as instructions for weaving Shaker tapes. Learn about the history
of the Shakers in America and the impact of their craftsmanship on our arts tradition. Like all items used in
daily Shaker life, these rugs have three outstanding characteristics: they are unusual in their design, they are
perfect for the purpose they are meant to serve, and they are beautiful in quality.
Mary ElvaCongletonErf
is widely recognized as an authority on Shaker textiles. Her reproduction
textiles are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the Shaker villages at Pleasant
Hill, Kentucky; Canterbury, New Hampshire; and Hancock, Massachusetts.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 89 color photos • 144 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4907-2 • hard cover • $34.99
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