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Color and Texture in Weaving 150 Contemporary Designs

Give woven textiles a contemporary twist.

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Give woven textiles a contemporary twist with Color and Texture in Weaving.
Learn to mix color and yarn types to create textiles that are rich with color and texture as well as refreshing and modern. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom you can discover how to mix color and yarn types to maximize visual effects in your weaving.
Beginner weavers will find helpful guidance for color warping and a plethora of expert weaving inspiration. And if you've already mastered the basic skills, you'll find Color and Texture in Weaving to be a dependable weaving resource with complex techniques and a wealth of inspiring patterns. There are hundreds of weaving patterns within for you to enjoy; each is illustrated with swatches of finished textiles, setup diagrams, lifting patterns, and fabric samples shown in large, full-color photos to highlight the detail.
Providing you with everything from basic setup instructions to advanced weaving ideas, Color and Texture in Weaving offers contemporary, colorful, and creative possibilities for all weavers looking to refine their color and texture approaches to textiles.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Materials and Inspiration

  • Types of yarn and fiber
  • Developing a color palette
  • Texture palette
  • Moodboards
  • Keeping a technical file
  • Finishing techniques

 Part 2: Color and Stripe

  • Complementary Colors
  • Color groups
  • Mixing color
  • Painting with yarn
  • Ombre
  • Strié
  • Small, Large, No, and Symmetrical Repeat

 Part 3: The Collections

  • Stripes and checks
  • Dyeing
  • Textured weaves
  • Pattern
  • Blocks
  • Fancy yarn



Author Margo Selby is an extremely successful weaver and textile designer, who has designed products for a leading home interior store and has appeared on the BBC.

SKU: 11WV01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Margo Selby

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596683723

Number Of Pages: 144

Customer Reviews

new ideas but confused Review by Lynn

wondered how to read the drafts.
such as page 83. After taking into consideration the threading for each
new chapter, are the patterns read from to down? So if pattern A showed row of harness 2 marked, and below harness 1. (Has been awhile since used a loom other then frame.

Also is the fabric shown in the Forward shown drafted? couldn't find it.
Thank you
Really like the photos of yarns,warp,weft and notes...

(Posted on 2/13/14)

Inspiring Review by Charlene Schurch

This book takes straightforward loom threadings and simple weave structures and makes beautiful and inspiring clots. There are 6 different wefts and patterning for each warp. Lets you set up for sampling or different projects from one warp. She uses different weights of yarn and fibers in interesting and thought provoking ways. Have the first of many warps on my loom inspired by this book

(Posted on 2/5/12)

A must have for the weavers' library Review by Barbara Lindberg

This book is a must have for the weaver

(Posted on 1/27/12)