Monday, June 10, 2019

Welcome to Weaving 2: Techniques and Projects to Take You Further

Welcome to Weaving 2 is a tutorial guide by Lindsey Campbell for frame/table loom weaving aimed at the beginning to intermediate weaver. Due out 28th July 2019 from Schiffer Publishing, it's 160 pages and will be available in hardcover format. This is the companion book to Welcome to Weaving (same pub., released 28th Jan 2019).

Although this is a companion book with slightly more advanced techniques, it is perfectly accessible for a keen beginner, and the author covers everything from creating a tapestry loom, through warping, materials selections, different weaving techniques, finishing, etc.  The introductory and technique chapters are roughly 50% of the page content. The tutorial chapters which follow include tapestries (textural, freeform, off-loom) and other projects (pouch, vest, decorative items, rug, etc). The projects are appealing and classic without being too trendy (and thus out of date). Many of the smaller projects and tapestries also use very small amounts of specialty fibres and would be great for using up scraps from the weaver's stash.

The entire book is very well photographed with clear and concise instructions which are easy to understand. There is nothing intimidating about this book and it felt to me like the best parts of a teacher led class without any of the performance anxiety.

This would make a superlative library book, gift for a fibre-arts enthusiast, or addition to the weaver's home library.

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

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