Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom (Paperback)
Modern weaving projects like you've never seen—within easy reach of anyone.
Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.
Lacking a loom? Most of the materials can be woven on found objects—such as an embroidery hoop or cardboard box—or achieved with a simple over-under pattern using no loom at all. As you progress, there are plenty of exciting designs for a frame loom to keep you inspired. With a detailed introduction, stunning lifestyle and step-by-step photographs, and a helpful resource section, Weaving Within Reach unravels the possibilities of the beautiful things you can make with your hands.
Anne Weil is the creative mind behind Flax & Twine and a designer of weaving, knit, and crochet patterns. Anne’s clean and simple designs bring something modern and fresh to old techniques. She is author of two books, including Knitting Without Needles and Weaving Within Reach. Her projects have been published in Martha Stewart, Elle Decor, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and in Koel Magazine and Mollie Makes. She teaches knitting, crochet and weaving online and at art retreats nationwide. Anne blogs and sells patterns, video classes, tools and fiber at her online shop, flaxandtwine.
--Martha Stewart Living
"Anne Weil’s new book is the exact dose of creative inspiration we've been needing. Weaving Within Reach is a weaving book for stylish and modern makers, bursting with functional, earthy projects we want to fill our homes with. Forget the big box retailers, next time you want to add something woven to your decor, try making it yourself! With this book, it’s easier than you think."
"This book covers a wide variety of techniques and materials, and patiently explains every step. Anne Weil does an amazing job of making each project seem totally doable and approachable—even if you're a beginner!"
--Gabrielle Blair, DesignMom
"Weaving Within Reach not only includes gorgeous styling, but it also has a wider range of woven projects for your home and wardrobe--something that was still missing from the market."
--Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
"This is all beginner-level weaving . . . but with lots of interesting and polished results. It's beautifully photographed and quite inspiring. So you may see me dabbling soon!" --Karen Templer, Fringe Association
"If you've always wanted to weave, but were intimidated by the complexity of floor or table looms, this is the perfect introduction!"
--Sonya Philip, 100ActsofSewing.com
"Anne cleverly teaches weaving techniques in the most surprising ways. You'll turn each page and gasp! Seriously. Like this little bunny that is literally made from a square of woven yarn. Simple, playful, modern--you'll want to make everything!"
--Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: Crafts That Go!
"We cannot get over how gorgeous this book is! We love that Anne has taken the weaving trend and brought new projects to the scene, not just the typical wall hangings (though we love those too!). Weaving Within Reach is filled with beautiful projects that anyone can learn to make . . . no matter what level you’re at, there are great projects to inspire you to get creating!"
"Weaving Within Reach is simply stunning . . . the projects are amazing. I want to make everything in the book."
--Lisa Solomon, artist and author of Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media