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The Weaver's Companion

The Weaver's Companion eBook is your one-stop weaving resource and essential companion guide.
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The Weaver's Companion eBook is your one-stop weaving resource and essential companion guide.

Save your brain for being creative. Let this small, sturdy, spiral-bound volume keep track of the details. It's all here: sett and sleying charts, formulas for calculating warp and weft, fiber identification tests, basic weave drafts, finishing techniques, fiber factoids, a must-have gray scale, design shortcuts, and much, much, more! You'll use this fantastic companion at least 40 times a day. This is the third book in Interweave's best-selling "Companion Series." Weave anywhere you are with The Weaver's Companion eBook!
Table of Contents
Looms and Other Equipment
Loom Types
Loom Parts
Brake Systems
Heddles
Aligning Heddles
Reeds
Reed Charts
Miscellaneous Equipment
Winding Shuttles
Small Equipment Checklist

Yarn
Yarn Twist
Using the McMorran Yarn Balance
Fiber Properties
Burn Test for Fibers
Determining Yardage
Some Common Novelty Yarn Style

Planning
Using Inch Wraps to Determine Sett
Rule-of-Thumb Formula for Estimating Sett
Setts for Some Common Yarn Styles
Warp Calculations
Weft Calculations
Project Size Chart
Project Notes
Sampling
Weights and Measures Conversions

Design Basics
The Golden Ratio
Fibonacci Series
Lucas Series
Color
Gray Scale

Warping
Warping Front to Back
Warping Back to Front
Sectional Warping
Warping Equipment-What You'll Need

Drafting
Some Drafting Conventions
Tie-Up
Treadling
Drawdown
Fabric Analysis
Some Standard Drafts

Troubleshooting
Not Enough Heddles
Too Many Heddles
Adjusting Your Loom
A Walking Loom
Threading Errors
Broken Warp Threads
Changing Wefts
Alternating Colors

Problems with Beating
Repairing Weft Skips
Crossed Warps

Fabric Finishing
Yarn Label Symbols
Washing
Selveges
Hems
Stitches
Ends
Braids

Glossary
Bibliography
Associations
Websites
Web Lists
Index
About the Author
Linda Ligon started and founded Interweave Press in 1975. Since then her publishing company has grown to encompass 15 diverse magazines and nearly 400 printed books. Linda is the former CEO and Editorial Director at Interweave and former President  and Publisher of Natural Home magazine. She's now the Creative Director of Interweave. Linda lives in Loveland, Colorado.
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A long-time veteran of the fiber world, Marilyn Murphy is co-author of The Weaver’s Companion and a contributor to Handwoven Magazine. She founded the Textile Arts Centre in Chicago, where she also owned a Weaving Workshop and taught hundreds of people how to weave.  Marilyn is also a former co-owner of Isis Designs, a women’s limited-edition handwoven outerwear and accessories company; she has also designed and wove custom clothing for women and interiors.
 
She currently works as a consultant for Interweave, and is the editorial video director for video workshops and Knitting Daily TV.  In 2010 she was awarded the TEN Award by The National Needlework Association. This award is presented annually to those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions made to the needle art industry. Marilyn lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

SKU: EP4024

Author/Speaker/Editor: Linda Ligon

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689626

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