Little Loom Weaving by Fiona Daly
This book is a comprehensive guide to frame loom weaving for the complete novice as well as those who have already discovered the frame loom weaving craze. It includes a brief history of weaving, useful tools and terminology, and a natural fibre index. The step-by-step tutorials cover everything from setting-up the loom through to finishing techniques and are accompanied by clear illustrations. Techniques include traditional rug making techniques of rya knot and soumak stitch; tapestry techniques of weaving curves and diagonals making shapes; as well as how to weave a variety of weave structures such as plain weave, herringbone, twill and rib. It also contains patterns for five contemporary projects designed specifically for this book including table placemats, wall hanging, a cushion cover and even a tubular woven totebag with no seams. Throughout the book, each technique is introduced with some background history. There is an emphasis on natural materials as it includes a fibre index for natural materials giving some background as to how these grow.