Woven Treasures: One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques

Woven Treasures: One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques

Sara Lamb

Language: English

Pages: 266

ISBN: B011T7J08K

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Renowned fiber artist Sara Lamb gives weavers an inside look at her groundbreaking work in Woven Treasures. From inspiration and project planning, to her signature hand-manipulated techniques, Lamb leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures.
Woven Treasures includes:

An overview of Lamb's recent bag series.
An introduction for the weaver to the process of concepting and planning a woven piece.
A technique section of 6 folk weaving tutorials, such as hand-manipulating weaving techniques with a multi-technique sampler that gives basic instructions for soumak, twining, cut pile, cardweaving, inkle weaving, and plain weave.
Project instructions for 8 hand-woven bags.
Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book include the history of folk weaving techniques, as well as Lamb's signature beaded and stitched embellishment designs.

Woven Treasure's bag designs allow weavers an immediate sense of accomplishment, and the finished projects can be used and/or displayed as works of art.

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apart just enough to slide it onto the thinnest part of your wrist. Close the bracelet by again pushing the ends toward each other (Figure 86). Figure 86 Closing the bracelet. This bracelet is usually worn with the clasp on the bottom of the wrist. To remove the bracelet, push the catch and clasp toward each other until the clasp falls open. Remove the bracelet by opening it just enough to slide it off the thinnest part of your wrist. For the finishing touch Put the bracelet in the

inside the bead as far as possible (Figure 31). Figure 29 Checking the bead for fit. Figure 30 Thumbnail marks length of weave that went inside the bead. Figure 31 Bead pushed onto the weave—a nice, tight fit. Of course, you won’t always be lucky enough to have the bead fit perfectly every time. If the opening is too large, flatten the bead for a tighter fit using nylon-jaw pliers (Figure 32). You can also make the woven end larger by wrapping it with sterling silver wire (Figure 33).

mark (Figure 8) and weave another 7" (18 cm). Do not take the weave out of the clamp to check your progress until you’ve woven at least four or five rows—the un-woven spot makes things a little unstable for a few rows (Figure 9). Figure 8 Move clamp to the ¼" (6 mm) mark. Figure 9 The ¼" (6 mm) gap. Be sure to resume weaving with the front of the weaving facing you. If you weave with the back of the neckpiece facing you, the wire will start to curve the wrong way. Whoops! Figure 10

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process. Consistency will ensure that the final piece has straight, even edges. When you’re cutting wire, remember to wear safety glasses and hold the wire on both sides of the place you are cutting. Doing so will prevent injury from flying parts. PROCEDURE Cut eight pieces of wire 10" (25.5 cm) long. Clean and straighten each wire. Align the wires evenly and tightly together and keep them flat. Wrap tape around one end of the group of wires to keep them together (Figure 1). Figure 1

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