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Weaving: A Handbook of the Fiber Arts. 3rd edition

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Weaving: A Handbook of the Fiber Arts. 3rd edition by Shirley E. Held

paperback, 425 pages, 1999, out of print

This book offers a complete introduction to the fiber and contains a world of valuable information for both the beginner and the experienced fiber artist. It's organized into 21 chapters a list of which give a good idea of the scope of the book:

  • Fiber Art: The first few thousand years
  • Fiber Art: From the classical period to the industrial revolution
  • Fiber Art: The nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Origin of hand manipulated fiber structures
  • Techniques of hand manipulated fiber structures
  • Looms and accessory equipment
  • Simple looms
  • Materials of weaving
  • Preparation for weaving
  • Drafting
  • Basic weave systems
  • Compound and multi-shaft weave structures
  • Tapestry weaving
  • Rug weaving
  • The spinning process
  • Finishing processes
  • Yarn dyeing
  • The theory of fiber art design
  • Yarn patterning
  • The practice of fiber art design
  • The fiber artist of today


  • Model: BKW-WHFA
  • Manufactured by: Wadsworth Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780155015128

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