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Review: Woven Scarves

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First, the facts:

Title: Woven Scarves: 26 Inspired Designs or the Rigid Heddle Loom

Authors: Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

Published by: Interweave Press, 2014

Pages: 159

Type: Weaving

Chapters:

Chapter 1: Plain Weave
Chapter 2: Designing with Yarn
Chapter 3: Exploring Pattern
Chapter 4: Altered Surfaces
Appendix

KS: Woven Scarves

The In-Depth Look:

Well, here’s the interesting thing about this book. (Or, you know, one of them.)

First you have to remember that, much as I love the idea of it, I’m not and have never been a weaver.

So, it should say a lot that, after getting this review copy, I bought myself a rigid heddle loom.

Because weaving IS intriguing, and it can be beautiful … it can also do wonders for working through a yarn stash. But it’s also intimidating because, without having a huge loom, what can you really MAKE?

Well, if you can make gorgeous scarves like these, you can make a lot.

Now, I’m obviously unequipped, at the moment, to discuss much of the technical side at all. It looks to me like the instructions are clear and the patterns well thought out, but … I can’t really say for sure. What I can tell you is that the variety of scarves here to weave is intriguing–plain weaves, plaids, textures, colors … They look like fun, and I want to make them.

Really, is there anything more to say? (Or, you know, more that I am qualified to say?)

You can get your copy at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.

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This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!

My Gush: Inspiring is the word.

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