Weaving: A Creative Approach for Beginners by Clara Creager

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Clara Creager, a talented weaver, has been praised as an artist who uses "an antique loom in avant garde originality." Her hangings, which are displayed in exhibitions throughout the country, reflect her interest in combining traditional elements of weaving with contemporary design ideas in new and thought-provoking ways. And wherever she teaches, either in her classes at Ohio State University or in this book, Clara stresses this creative aspect of weaving and encourages her students to experiment and adapt techniques to suit their own tastes and ideas.

Since crucial to any true creativity is a mastery of fundamentals, Clara provides here a clear, well-illustrated guide to the basic techniques of weaving, giving all the necessary information on types of looms, how to set them up, the variety of yarns available, drafting, and how to weave stripes or plaids in popular weaves like tabby and twill. Displaying the author's thorough knowledge of weaving techniques, and the works of many artists/craftsmen, Weaving is both a useful workbook of basic information and a wonderful source book for ideas in contemporary weaving design.

  • Published in 1974
  • Paperback
  • Used, in Acceptable Condition (Cover and first page have a hole through them, otherwise interior pages are in Very Good condition)