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Pine Needle Basketry
Judy Mofield Mallow
1887374140
June 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Pine needles have become raw materials for baskets because they were a widely available, renewable resource. Mallow (Pine Needle and Nut Crafting, Glover, 1984) is a pine needle basketry artist and teacher. Here she covers materials, tools, basic techniques, and projects. Instead of step-by-step instructions, the projects refer the crafter to the general techniques pages at the beginning of the book. Novices are advised to make the practice basket project, which has detailed instructions, before attempting a more advanced basket. This book may be more suitable for use with classes than as a guide for beginners.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Create picturesque pine needle baskets, miniatures, trays, pencil holders and more. Special sections...


Learning to Weave
Deborah Chandler
1883010039
April 1995
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Since it's first printing a decade ago, Learning to Weave has become the standard text book for both teachers and self-taught weavers. All you need to know is here including warping, reading and designing drafts, and the basics of weave structures. Warping back to front is included as well as updated resource lists.


Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope : Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment

0865714479


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Book Review
Power Rangers, take a rest. Cartoons, television, and comic books for children are all more focused on violence than in the past. New Society Publishers offers a collection of stories that teach problem-solving, cooperation, and creative thinking about social issues such as tolerance, understanding other ethnic groups, and how to handle controversy diplomatically. The authors' introduction explains the difference that stories can make, as well as how to use storytelling as a model for patterning positive behavior. Combined with each story are creative activities, cooperative games, and related reading lists. This wise book is a must for every school library, every educator, and every home with children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Weaving Country Baskets
Maryanne Gillooly
088266588X
Dec 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

From the Back Cover
Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's...


The Navajo Weaving Tradition: 1650 to the Present

1571780661


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Dr. Edwin L. Wade, Deputy Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona
"For anyone interested in Navajo art, this book is not only important, it is essential."

Antiques & the Arts Weekly
"This work is beautifully illustrated...provid[ing] an extensive historical perspective."

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Weekend Weaving Projects: Handwoven's Design Collection, Vol. 20
Madelyn Van Der Hoogt (Editor)
1931499284
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The 15 quick projects in this stunning collection can be begun and completed in a weekend. Weavers will find a wealth of design ideas that can be fit into busy schedules and will learn the tricks of designing simply, from totes to tablecloths. Each project includes the weave structure featured, equipment needed, the amount and type of yarn or thread, notions, warp order and length, warp and weft spacing, and notes on take-up and shrinkage. Each project concludes with details about the best way to finish the project, including edges, and washing instructions.

About the Author
Handwoven magazine has been published five times per year for more than 20 years and is the leading weaving magazine in the United States and Canada. It is located in Loveland, Colorado.


Mastering Weave Structures: Transforming Ideas into Great Cloth
Sharon Alderman
1931499322
May 2004
Hardcover
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Treadles, the newsletter of the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria Inc.
"The sheer brilliance of the photographs is enough to keep you wandering through the pages, cover to cover... a treasure!"

Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot
"It will appeal to weavers wanting to increase their knowledge of textiles, structures, and cloth function."

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Kids Weaving: Projects for Kids of All Ages
Sarah Swett
1584794674
October 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-7-Swett introduces this craft with a simple weaving of a checkerboard note card-a task requiring two pieces of paper and a pair of scissors. After mastering the technique with several different small projects, she explains how to weave a hideout out of sticks and vines in the yard. She demonstrates techniques on a cardboard loom and progresses to skills for weaving on a pipe loom. These projects show the whimsical and the practical, the useful and the decorative aspects of the art. Hartlove's excellent-quality, full-color photos depict children enjoying the craft in many different settings-inside on rainy days or out in the sunshine by a lake and in a canoe. In addition, the helpful step-by-step drawings clearly depict the processes and techniques. As the book continues, the types of weaving and...


The Dance of Life: Weaving Sorrows And Blessings into One Joyful Step
Henri J. M. Nouwen, Michael Ford (Editor)
1594710872
April 2006
Paperback
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Yarns to Dye for
Kathleen Taylor
1931499810
May 2004
Paperback
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Knitty.com
"Unlocks the secrets of self-patterning yarn and teaches you how to do it yourself. Really."

Review
"Like a telephone conversation between friends discussing how to accomplish dyeing self-patterning yarns."  —Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot


To Weave a Web of Magic
Claire Delacroix
0425196151
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A romantic fantasy anthology with four novellas from renowned authors of romance and fantasy...

USA Today best-selling author Claire Delacroix gives readers a revisionist version of the medieval legend of Melusine. USA Today best-selling author Lynn Kurland's trademark style shines in this tale of the magic and medieval romance between two lovers.

World Fantasy Award-winner Patricia A. McKillip tells of an artist's model and the transforming power of beauty and inspiration.

National best-selling author Sharon Shinn offers a compelling romance set in a strange new off-world of angels and revolving around the pursuit of love.

The very thrill of love comes dazzlingly to life when these four shining stars or romance and fantasy weave their own web of magic for their legions...


Creative Bead Jewelry
Carol Taylor
0806913061
Jan 1995
Paperback
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From Booklist
In one of the more irreverent and stylish beading books to appear recently, Taylor begins with five questions, one being, "Are beads affecting your financial security?" Regardless of the answer at the outset, many piggy banks might be smashed after peering at the pictures of these 70 projects from 38 bead artists. Taylor prefers to cover bare-bones information and guidance initially, then she builds up the reader's knowledge and confidence by introducing progressively more difficult tasks, methods, and designs. Included are color photographs of results, black-and-white illustrations of techniques, and materials lists. Barbara Jacobs

Book Description
“One of the more...stylish beading books to appear recently. ...Taylor covers barebones information and guidance...


Chinese Knotting
Lydia Chen
0804833990
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Knotting, "the joining of two cords," is an old and revered art form in China and an integral part of Chinese life. Since ancient times, Chinese knots have been used for a variety of practical and decorative purposes: to record events, aid in fishing and hunting, wrap and tie items, embellish personal attire, ornament other works of art, and communicate. The intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations not only lent elegance to everyday objects, or a touch of gaiety and enchantment, but were an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism, expressing wishes for good fortune and wealth or the joys of love and marriage. In Chinese Knotting, author Lydia Chen first traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this fascinating craft, before taking the reader through the fundamental elements necessary for...


Beginner's Guide to Beading on a Loom
Alexandra Kidd
1903975875
June 2005
Paperback
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Rep Weave and Beyond (Weaver's Studio)
Joanne Tallarovic
1931499454
October 2004
Paperback
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The Shuttle Scuttle
"Rep Weave and Beyond is the book I wish had been written... when I first took up weaving."

Textile Fibre Forum magazine
"Weavers can be genuinely excited about the possibilities… Go forth and rep!"

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Curriculum Webs : Weaving the Web into Teaching and Learning (2nd Edition)
Craig A Cunningham, Marty Billingsley
0205459404
July 25, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Curriculum Webs helps educators, curriculum developers, and teachers build and use the World Wide Web as a central resource to facilitate learning. A curriculum web is a Web page or web site designed to support a unit of curriculum. This text describes the process of building curriculum webs from the early planning stages through design of the Web pages, using the finished product in classrooms, reflecting on the results, and revising for further use. Readers will see how successful Web-based curricula can be developed based on the stages of curriculum development and the needs of learners.


Practicing Primitive
Steven M. Watts
158685299X
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills is a collection of information and images put together over a twenty-year period in a search for hands-on communication with our shared Stone Age past. The story of the Stone Age is our story, and primitive technology is a way for anyone who wants to understand that shared history. Watts makes the case that the learning and practice of aboriginal skills helps us connect with our remote past, encourages us to participate in the shared inheritance of primitive ('first') skills.

From the Back Cover
"At long last Steve Watts has put together the book we've all been waiting for--Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills. For years we've been treated to a tantalizing, trickling stream of Watts' tidbits of aboriginal...


The Book of Wheat Weaving and Straw Craft: From Simple Plaits To Exquisite Designs
Morgyn Geoffry Owens-Celli
157990078X
December 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In addition to its practical uses, most notably as hat or mat material, wheat straw has been woven into folk figures to celebrate the harvest since ancient times. These abstract figures, usually with the grain heads still attached, are the basis of the projects in this book. Wheat stems are woven into wall or door decorations using macrame techniques. The simpler ones may also be hung outdoors as an offering for the birds. A "preparations" chapter discusses the different kinds of grain that may be used and supplies needed for the work. The projects that follow are inspired by designs from many countries and have step-by-step instructions with excellent color photographs of the finished items. This is a good addition to a nature crafts collection.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers...


Caucasian Carpets and Covers: The Weaving Culture
Richard E. Wright, John T. Wertime
1856690776


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From Library Journal
Sakhai, a London rug dealer from a family of carpet weavers, shares his expertise on history, identification, and value of oriental carpets in this reasonably priced book. He offers tips on judging materials, dyes, patterns, age, and condition when selecting a carpet to buy. In handy guidebook format he describes different types of carpets, accompanied by color and black-and-white photographs (color photographs not seen). The author discusses value in comparative terms only, so prospective buyers will need to study the market to determine fair prices. Caucasian Carpets & Covers is a scholarly work by the curators who assembled the 1994 exhibit "From Kuba to Kars" at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. Their book includes knotted pile rugs from the Caucasus in addition to the materials in that exhibit. The text...


Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns: Chain-Weaving Designs, Bead Loom Weaving, and Bead Embroidery - an Illustrated how-to Guide
Horace R. Goodhue
0961350318
September 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns is written for beginning and advanced beaders. It contains over 200 instructional illustrations and photographs of 47 beadwork pieces. Emphasis is on the use of traditional Native American beading techniques. The major portion of this book covers chain-weaving patterns, examples of which include multiple strands, 6-bead and 8-bead daisy chains, "Ogalala Butterfly," ladder weaves, "Peyote Stitch," fancy tubes, "spider" designs, "Apache Leaf," "Zig-zag" variations, 5- and 8-bead diagonals, "Potawatomi Weave," "Wide Net," "Lakota Chain," beaded braids, and beaded dolls. Also included in this book are notes on supplies, knots and threading and an illustrated section on How to Make and Use an Indian Bead Loom. With this new, enlarged edition, come two additional sections, TRIANGLE BASE has...


Tapestry Weaving
Kirsten Glasbrook
0855329386
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Betty Linn Davenport
0934026254
April 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
This easy-to-use guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom, plus all sorts of wonderful things to make with plain-weave variations. Instructions are included for all projects.


Out On A Loom : Instructions and 15 Patterns for Loom Bead Weaving
Margie Deeb
0967096405
April 4, 1999
Paperback
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Paula Morgan, Beadwork Forum on About.com
This may be the most lush and colorful beadwork book I've seen...Truly a work of art.

The Beadwrangler
All 15 patterns, whether for a miniature tapestry or as jewelry, are beautiful treasures and a delight to the eye.

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Leather Craft & Weaving
The Staff of Rea
0878914390
July 2003
Paperback
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Wool Rug Hooking
Tara Darr
0873498933
June 7, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
30 gorgeously illustrated projects bring contemporary spin to traditional rug hooking. Readers will learn how to dye their own wool for use in their projects, as well as the basics of selecting fabric and rug hooking techniques, so they can easily move on to the step-by-step instructions for creating each project. Tradition in the Making: Wool Rug Hooking goes beyond just rug hooking to include a variety of projects, including pillows, garment embellishments, footstools and hot pads. Full-size patterns and step-by-step illustrations are included for each project. A special section shows readers how to create their own patterns and work from designs that inspire them. -30 projects for rugs, home décor, garment embellishments and more -Covers the basics of dyeing wool, selecting fabric, and hooking techniques...


Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide
Nancy Ashbrook Harvey
0934026645
April 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn tapestry weaving from start to finish with Nancy Harvey, one of America's best-known tapestry teachers. A thorough explanation of basic weaving techniques, and a series of illustrated projects with step-by-step notes, will reward the weaver with a treasure trove of color and texture. Problem-solving tips are presented along with inspiring photos.


Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin's, Wagon Making and More Affairs of Plain Living
Eliot Wigginton (Editor)
0385022670
June 22, 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
This second Foxfire volume includes topics such as ghost stories, spinning and weaving, wagon making, midwifing, corn shuckin', and more.

Card catalog description
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

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Twill Thrills: The Best of Weaver's (Best of Weaver's series)
Madelyn van der Hoogt (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer)
189376219X
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This fourth book in the illustrated Best of Weaver's series includes the best twill articles from 13 years of Weaver's Magazine issues. Included are more than 30 projects on simple twills, twill blocks, advancing twills, snowflake twills, networked twills, and damassé. Complete directions are given for weaving glorious scarves, shawls, garments, and table linens on four-shaft to 16-shaft looms. Full-color photos will inspire and entice all crafters to read and weave.

About the Author
Madelyn van der Hoogt is the editor of Handwoven Magazine, the former editor of Weaver's Magazine, and the author of Fabrics That Go Bump, Huck Lace, and Thick 'n Thin. She lives in Coupeville, Washington.

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