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Various Craft Learn to Books
If there is no teacher or craft group near you, don't worry. The video takes you through each step-by-step process of assembling your new wheel or loom and how to use it. Spinning and Weaving the Ashford Way is an easy to follow guide to spinning, plying, carding, rainbow dyeing, warping, weaving, and assembly of Ashford equipment. •67 minutes - DVD format •67 minutes - Video (VCR) format
Let this DVD show you how quick and easy it is to warp and weave your first scarf on the Ashford Knitters Loom. A clear simple step by step instructinoal guide for the novice and experienced weaver. •12 minutes
Titles by Bette Hochberg •Fibre Facts •Handspindles •Handspinner's Handbook •Spin, Span, Spun •Textile Articles - Reprints
By Barbara Allen Explore the unlimited potential of needle felting. Create your own adorable figures, beautiful flowers and scenes, striking jewellery and embellishments all in flat or sculpted felt. With just a little wool, a felting needle and this book you can create unique, beautiful felted works of art. If you haven’t tried needle felting, here is a book to inspire you. Barbara, a popular teacher and author, explains and illustrates all the techniques, materials and equipment needed. For each project there are step-by-step instructions and full colour photographs of each process. There are projects for beginners and skilled felters and each project builds on the knowledge gained. By the book’s end you will be experienced and confident to create your own masterpiece or try one of Barbara’s beautiful gallery pieces. The book provides all the pattern templates for the projects. •112 pages, full color
By Elsa Krogh Elsa Krogh, Danish weaver, spinner and author, has brought together her favorite weaving patterns using four, six and eight shafts. Elsa has woven beautiful and exciting shawls, scarves, cushions, towels, table runners, placemats and fabric material, She uses a variety of techniques from twill to summer and winter and modern backed weaves and there are projects for all levels of weaving experience. Many of the patterns are sourced from archival material from local museums. Elsa brings a wonderful sense of continuity to her craft as well as elegant Scandinavian style. •92 pages •- Chapters •1. Introduction •2. About the instructions •3. Towels with black warp stripes •4. Towels with coloured warp stripes •5. Placemats and towels in mock damask •6. Towels in Molly’s rib block weave •7. The mixed green warp •8. Off-white and black cushion in honeycomb •9. Black and off-white placemats in overshot •10. Scarves in pointed twill variation •11. Scarves in turned Ms and Os on a mixed warp •12. Placemats with "roses" in summer-&-winter and matching napkins in plain weave •13. The white warp •14. Shawl in Swiss Ms and Os •15.Jacket and suit material in backed weaves, samples only
•92 pages •- Chapters •1. Introduction •2. About the instructions •3. Towels with black warp stripes •4. Towels with coloured warp stripes •5. Placemats and towels in mock damask •6. Towels in Molly’s rib block weave •7. The mixed green warp •8. Off-white and black cushion in honeycomb •9. Black and off-white placemats in overshot •10. Scarves in pointed twill variation •11. Scarves in turned Ms and Os on a mixed warp •12. Placemats with "roses" in summer-&-winter and matching napkins in plain weave •13. The white warp •14. Shawl in Swiss Ms and Os •15.Jacket and suit material in backed weaves, samples only
Author Elsa Krogh is a master weaver and teacher living in the north of Denmark. This book contains a variety of techniques from twill variations in the Scandinavian tradition to multishaft summer-&-winter and modern backed weaves. The new owner of an eight shaft loom and the experienced weaver will both find inspiration and challenges in this collection of placemats, towels, shawls, wall-hangings, and suit material.
International weaving teacher and fibre artist, Rowena Hart, shows how knitters can enjoy weaving 25 beautiful scarves. She will show you how to use all the wonderful fancy knitting yarns we see in yarn stores today to produce spectacular woven pieces. •65 pages
Revised Edition By Rowena Hart The revised edition of the Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving. In this new edition we include new techniques like brooks bouquet, huck weaving, bronson lace and weaving with the second heddle kit. International weaving teacher, Rowena Hart, shows you how you can create exciting, beautiful garments and crafts - all on the simple two harness loom. In the book she guides you step-by-step through the many techniques, showing just how easy it is to make your woven creations come alive through colour and texture. Also known as the Rigid Heddle, this loom is simple to use, light and compact. It will produce fabrics and tapestries to delight you - whether you are a novice or experienced weaver. •100 pages
Author Ann Milner The Ashford book of Dyeing, Ann Milner, is a comprehensive introduction to dyes and the wonderful world of colour. There are detailed explanations of dyes and recipes for their use. Whether you are a spinner, weaver, knitter or textile artist, novice or more advanced in your craft, there will be something in this book to extend your ideas. •148 pages •beautiful color photos •6 detailed projects included
Author Jo Reeve presents a practical and inspirational guide to carding fleece, slivers and exotic fibres. Written for the hand spinner and felter, and everyone who loves fibre, there are sections on using flick, hand and drum carders, fibre and color blending, color theory and four innovative projects. Step by step instructions and full color photographs envelope you in the world of color, texture and the endless possibilities of fibre. •92 pages
•208 pages •- Chapters •1: The spinning process •2: Wheels & how they work •3: Other ways to spin •4: Wool •5: Alpaca •6: Silk •7: Mohair •8: Angora rabbit •9: Cotton •10: Manufactured fibres 165 •11: Blended fibres •12: Novelty yarns
If there is no teacher or craft group near you, don't worry. The video takes you through each step-by-step process of assembling your new wheel or loom and how to use it. Spinning and Weaving the Ashford Way is an easy to follow guide to spinning, plying, carding, rainbow dyeing, warping, weaving, and assembly of Ashford equipment. •67 minutes - DVD format