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Weaving Textiles That Shape Themselves

A Book for Weavers, Dyers, and Felt Makers

Weaving Textiles that Shape Themselves is an exciting and inspirational book that explains the processes and potential of weaving high-twist yarns into fabrics that are transformed by washing: just add water – textiles that shape themselves!

In this book, you will learn how weaving with high-twist yarns and contrasting materials can create fabrics with vibrant textures and elastic properties. Although these fabrics are flat on the loom, they are transformed by washing wherein water releases the energy of the different yarns and the fabrics "organize themselves" into crinkled or pleated textures.

The author, Ann Richards, whose work has been exhibited widely in the UK and other countries, trained and worked as a biologist, before going on to study woven textiles at West Surrey College of Art & Design. Her background in biology has strongly influenced her textile work, which often draws on form and function in nature. Over the past twenty years, she has lectured and given workshops in the UK and abroad, including Europe, Canada, and the USA.

What You Get

  • Learn techniques ranging from plain weave to more complex structures.
  • Ideas for beginners and experienced weavers, dyers, and felt makers.
  • 177 colour photographs.

Additional Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication date: 01/04/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimension: 260mm X 215mm

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