What I'm Reading

This week's book is Modern Weaving by Laura Strutt.

I bought this book two months ago, because I wanted to focus on art weaving. For those who don't know, my weaving tends to go towards fashion, but I enjoy the artistic aspect of weaving, especially tapestries.

Tapestries ... sigh.

Anyway. Modern Weaving is a good visual book, though sometimes, I felt like I was looking at the same thing again and again. It's one of the difficulties of modern art weaving, I believe. It's also one of the reasons why I love tapestry weaving.

If you're new to weaving, or you want to try your hand at something different, this is a good book. It is a project based book, so if you want a more technical book, this isn't it. For that, you will want to check out Tapestry Handbook (review link on title; affiliate link on picture).

Modern Weaving gives an overview of ways to weave and how to make your own frame. It also gives an idea how to use an embroidery hoop as a loom. The thing I liked best about this book was that Strutt didn't limit her art work to wall-hangings. She uses the weavings for pillowcases, mug rugs and bags.

I recommend this book for established weavers looking to expand their repertoire and for novices who want to experiment, but without the cost investment.


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