weaving off-loom by dona z meilach and lee erlin snow 1978 From back cover "Weaving Off-Loom is the contemporary artist's and collector's definitive guide to weaving without a loom. Exquisitely illustrated and succinctly written, it is a gallery-hopper's tour of one of the most intriguing dimensions of contemporary textile artwork. The authors show how simple materials may be woven on frames, branches, cardboard shapes, and found objects, and often only the fingers are used for intertwining warps and wefts. A variety of easy to follow weaving patterns as well as other off-loom techniques such as bobbin lacemaking, knotless netting, crochet, knotting and basketry are lucidly explained. Photographs of dozens of finished pieces, many of them by well-known contemporary artists. show the craftworker how to adapt patterns for wall hangings, clothing and household furnishings such as pillows, purses, collars and capes...." chapters include: meaning of weaving off-loom fibres and colors and how to use them weaves and ways to use them frames and boards cardboard and other devices hoops and other objects sculptural fiber forms primitive weaving and braiding lace as an off-loom technique spinning and twisting plies knotless netting, or looping crochet basketry techniques potpourri of additional ideas
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