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Woven Treasures One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques

From inspiration and project planning, to her signature hand-manipulated techniques, Lamb leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures.


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Renowned fiber artist Sara Lamb gives weavers an inside look at her groundbreaking work in Woven Treasures. From inspiration and project planning to her signature hand-manipulated techniques, Sara leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags, using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures.
Woven Treasures includes:
  • An overview of Sara's recent bag series
  • An introduction to the process of concepting and planning a woven piece
  • A technique section with 6 folk weaving tutorials, teaching hand-manipulated weaving techniques with a multi-technique sampler that gives basic instructions for soumak, twining, cut pile, cardweaving, inkle weaving, and plain weave
  • Project instructions for 8 handwoven bags that can be made on a variety of simple looms
  • Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book include the history of folk weaving techniques, as well as Sara’s signature beaded and stitched embellishment designs
Woven Treasure's bag designs give weavers an immediate sense of accomplishment, and the finished projects are equally lovely as functional bags or displayed as works of art.

Table of Contents
Project Information
Warping Instructions
Yarns and Tools


  • Sampler (Plain Weave, Twining, Soumak, Cut Pile)
  • First Bags (Plain Weave)
  • Project Bag (Plain Weave with Pick-Up Band)
  • Portfolio (Plain Weave with Twining)
  • Pinwheel Bag (Soumak with Cardwoven Band)
  • Knotted Cut Pile
  • Fall Leaves and Ripples (Cut Pile Pockets)
  • Travel Bag (Cut Pile Pockets with Cardwoven Bands)
  • Textile Traditions (Cut Pile with Cardwoven Bands)
  • Silk Spiral Star (Cut Pile and Soumak Bag with Pick-Up Band)
About the Author

Sara Lamb is a fiber artist and teacher of weaving, dyeing, and spinning. She has written extensively for Spin-Off, Handwoven, and Fiberarts magazines and has contributed to Interweave books including ColorWorks and Homespun Handknit. Her teaching engagements include the Handweaver’s Guild of America Convergence, Black Sheep Conference, Mid-Atlantic Fiber Conference, Midwest Weaver’s Conference, Embellishment Bead Conference, and the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat.

'A perfect introduction to weaving, combining art and practicality while teaching all the basics.' 

'Great techniques, clearly taught. Pretty book!'

'Enables novice weavers to explore basic folk techniques and styles to produce beautiful and evocative handcrafted works of art.... Certain to become an essential reference.'--Monsters and  

"Hand weaving is often perceived as a craft that requires a significant initial investment in equipment. Fiber artist and weaving teacher Lamb's collection on woven bags inspired by folk art demonstrates that this isn't always so."--Library Journal, April 2010

SKU: 09WV01

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sara Lamb

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596681026

Number Of Pages: 128