Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms: Make Your Own Mini Looms and Weave 25 Exquisite Projects

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms is a translated re-release of a tutorial instruction guide on making and using handmade looms. Originally published in Japanese in 2017, the English edition is due out 11 April 2019 from Zakka workshop, is 128 pages and available in paperback format.

Generally seen as an expensive hobby requiring a large commitment in time and equipment, many would-be weavers assume that it's not an achievable goal to learn weaving and create appealing, 'grown-up' projects. This book has some neat tricks for using easily sourced materials to make small homemade looms in several shapes and then piecing the units together into larger finished objects.

There tutorials are split into chapters based on each type/shape of loom. There are instructions included for sourcing materials and creating each of the shapes: board, round, box and frame looms.  The chapters include photos and introductions for each of the projects. The tutorials are placed further toward the back of the book. Many of the tutorials have diagrams which illustrate construction techniques.

All in all a good inexpensive introduction to weaving construction.  This would also make a good support book for a classroom art module for middle grades and older. It would also be appropriate for a library collection.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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