Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave
What could be more wonderful than surrounding yourself with gorgeous handwoven textiles? Weaving them yourself! Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave features 45 timeless designs specially chosen from the popular Scandinavian weaving magazine “Vävmagasinet,” and offers all the help and inspiration you need to create a delightful and unique focal point for any room in your home.
Behind each one-of-a-kind pattern is an expert designer and weaver to guide you, providing straightforward, step-by-step instruction as well as how-to and troubleshooting tips. Editor Tina Ignell's superb selection of projects use materials that are easy to find and fun to use, and many can be woven on a loom with four shafts and four treadles.
Each pattern is intentionally versatile: choose from a wide array of fabrics to suit your individual style; change the size and color of blankets, pillows, and rugs to complement a room's décor; or match the color of table linen to your favorite china. Every taste is certain to be satisfied, as you'll find curtains woven in classic patterns such as huckaback, while “M's” and “O's” are paired with modern panel curtains made with linen and paper. For the table, designs run the gamut from the basic to weavings where you can “let loose” on the loom, including a decorative runner “Flowerbed,” “Linen with Little Secrets” containing gold hearts and silver stars, and a tablecloth in block damask with napkins to match. Plus there are hand towels galore, generously sized and in fun patterns; pillows and throws to decorate sofas and beds; and even a comfy hammock to enjoy once the weaving is done.
As an added bonus, Tina Ignell includes a special section on the care and handling of textiles, with guidelines and hints about featured fibers: linen, half-linen, cottolin, wool, paper, and piassava. With this book in hand and your own ideas, you are more than ready to create unique fabrics designed to last for generations.