Author(s): Anne Field
Master the basics of weaving with internationally acclaimed weaver and spinner Anne Field.
Taking a project-based approach and with a well-founded understanding of the complexities of her craft, Anne Field deftly guides learners through the essential weaving techniques. Basic information on types of looms and what each is best suited for, how to thread or warp the loom and getting underway is followed by step-by-step instructions for 11 projects, including practical table runners, mats and cushion covers, wearable wraps, scarves and a reversible jacket, through to a decorative wall hanging.
Photographs and specially commissioned drawings throughout illustrate the loom and its working parts as well as each step in the weaving process, providing valuable additional guidance. There is also advice on yarn types and using computer-generated weaving drafts.
Anne Field began to spin and weave in 1962, and taught regularly in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States for 25 years. Her work has been entered in many exhibitions, both in New Zealand and overseas. Anne's published books include The Four-shaft Table Loom (1986), The Ashford Book of Spinning (1986), The Ashford Book of Weaving (1991), Collapse Weave (2008), Devore (2009), Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics (2010), and Learn to Spin with Anne Field (2011). Sadly, Anne died in May 2013 after a long illness.