Weave Knit Wear - PDF
Weave•Knit•Wear dispels the myth that you
need expensive equipment, a large space, or special threads to weave.
Judith Shangold's designs for
all 30 projects, from the narrowest boa to a
55" wide serape, are tailored to the most basic equipment —the 20" wide
rigid-heddle loom—making it affordable, portable, and intimate. She
pairs simple shapes that reflect the ease of current fashion, require
little cutting and sewing, and build on the long tradition of ethnic
garments created from strips of handwoven fabric.
offers guidance on the basics of weaving and the minimal hand sewing and
knitting techniques used, as well as primers on choosing yarns,
designing warps, planning garments, and finishing the fabric. This makes
Weave•Knit•Wear a valuable resource for all weavers—both rigid-headdle and harness loom— as they plan and construct one-of-a-kind woven and woven-and-knit projects.
Weaver, yarn shop owner, knitter, teacher, yarn rep, designer, yarn distributor—Judith Shangold has done it all.
With Weave•Knit•Wear, she has returned to her first lovee— now weaving
on a rigid-heddle loom. The designs combine her knitting and weaving
skills, flair for textiles, and interest in fashion.
"When I came back to weaving in 2007, main interest was in designing clothing. But I am not a seamstress—I have never sewn a garment from a pattern. And I work on a small loom—there is simply no space in my little house, so my loom of choice is a 20" rigid-heddle loom.
Why rigid-heddle? I like plain weave—in the same way that I'm partial to simple knit stitches—so I can concentrate on color, design, and texture.
I decided to see what's possible with this simple piece of equipment. I started with a few clothing design ideas that I could make with narrow pieces and that didn't require a lot of cutting or sewing. This book is the culmination of my explorations."
We are pleased to offer this amazing book in rich Portable Document Format (PDF)—which
includes bookmarking, internal page links, and high-res images &
charts (so you can print pages and/or sections as you see fit).
For best results, we recommend using Acrobat Reader (a free application from Adobe™) as a desktop application for viewing and printing. You
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functionality using one of many apps (like iBooks in the iOS).
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This digital edition in rich Portable Document Format (PDF) updated on April 1, 2016.
You can learn more about this book and look at the project images at KnittingUniverse.com/WeaveKnitWear/