Monday, June 19, 2017

Little Loom Weaving Review

Little Loom Weaving: Quick and Clever Projects for Creating Adorable Stuff by Andreia Gomes is a 111 page Paperback released on May 9 2017 by Publisher: Ulysses Press. This charming book introduces a trending craft – little loom weaving. Self-taught, portable loom weaver Andreia shares what she's learned on her journey from homemade, cardboard loom maker to artisanal hand weaver and founder of the LOOP Weaving Co. It's a modern take on an ancient craft. Wikipedia says "Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth." Andreia shows what's needed to start weaving without too much of an investment– a simple loom, some yarn and this book. She covers tools and materials, then yarns and techniques. The first project is how to make a basic loom from a 30" x 40" wooden canvas frame. It's followed by a variety of diverse though uncomplicated weaving projects using a small, portable loom, a frame loom, a branch, a piece of drift wood, a circular loom and a hanging planter. Andreia guides you step-by-step through the process of making 14 gorgeous hand woven pieces. Difficulty ratings of 1 thru 5 accompany each project. Her work is inspirational. I love this book. It makes me want to take up weaving. Get your copy below!

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
WEAVING TOOLS AND LOOMS
Weaving Loom
Essential Weaving Tools
Weaving Terms

CHAPTER 2
CHOOSING YARNS
Yarn Fibers
Yarn Weight
Color Theory: How to Choose Coordinating Colors of Yarns
Choosing a Warp Yarn

CHAPTER 3
WEAVING TECHNIQUES
Warp the Loom
Tabby Weave
Methods for Minimizing Draw-in
Rya Knot
Design Geometric Shapes
Create Blocks Using Straight Slit
Create Triangles Using Diagonal Slit
Soumak
Loupes
Finish Your Woven Piece

CHAPTER 4
PROJECTS

Make Your Own Loom

My First Woven Wall Hanging
Woven Necklace
Branch Weaving
Desert Vibes Wall Hanging
Everyday Coaster
Summer Bracelet
Fluffy Wall Hanging

Tiny Framed Weaving
Woven Keychain
Boho Pillow
Minimalist Wall Hanging
Driftwood Board
Circular Wall Hanging
Hanging Planter

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PagePage
Page 16Page 11
PROJECTS - Branch, Necklace, Pillow & Key Chain.

Weaving loom / Tear
A portable loom with a warping area of 30cm x 40cm (12"x16").




Photo Credits: Andreia Gomes.

Little Loom Weaving is available worldwide at Ulysses Press. Named for five out of the last eight years as one of Publishers Weekly’s ten “fastest-growing small publishers,” Ulysses Press is reinventing the relationship between reader, author and publisher. Check out their unique catalog at Ulysses Press.

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