Weaving by hand is an ancient and fascinating art, encompassing hundreds of variations, techniques, and approaches to creating textiles of all shapes and sizes. Here, designer and weaving expert Asa Parson and professional textile curator Amica Sundstrom have compiled a modern reference guide to the fundamental principles and practice of weaving for the novice and the experienced weaver alike. Focusing on foot treadle looms with countermarch or pulley tie-up systems, Parson and Sundstrom cover everything you need to know about the arrangement and preparation of the loom, weaving tools and materials, reading drafts, and the three basic foundational weaves, plus the multitude of variations that derive from each, in the Swedish hand-weaving tradition. A selection of sample projects, themed around filling a home with handmade decor, demonstrates the breadth of the possibilities and provides a starting point to explore the astonishing creative potential of weaving.
Beyla is a tribute to bees and all that they stand for: communication, dreaming big, healing energy, sexuality, fertility, sweetness, hard work, balance and feminine power.
Ixchel is inspired by the power of the moon and its cycle. This design is my tribute to the power of women and Nature, the phases of the moon and the phases of a woman’s life.
Free To Fly is about finding your voice, your joy, your dance, your flock. It’s about breaking out of whatever cage is holding you in, finding that cage and setting yourself free.