Weaving with Strips: 18 Projects That Reflect the Craft, History, and Culture of Strip Weaving (Hardcover)
A great resource for novices to weaving as well as anyone who wants to learn about the history and culture of weaving and basketry. Weaving expert Monika K nti presents a variety of techniques that have one thing in common: they are woven with strips, a method that has been developed in our societies all around the world for thousands of years. As the name implies, strip weaving is weaving with natural materials (bark, straw, reeds, and other plants), paper, plastic, giftwrap ribbons, and even vegan leather. Strip weaving is very accessible to weaving beginners; only a few tools and no previous knowledge are required. Readers will learn the fundamentals of weaving and experiment with creating woven baskets, bags, mats, bangles, and more. In addition, K nti provides deep insights into the history of strip weaving around the world, and the profound effects it has had on the economy and culture of the societies in which it's found, including China (and the Far East), Thailand, Indonesia, Polynesia, Southeast Asia, Switzerland and Central Europe, Tonga, and Central and South America.