Woven Art: 15 Modern Weaving Projects for You and Your Home


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The ancient craft of weaving has long been recognised for its humble, practical beauty and meditative qualities: while creating gorgeous decorative projects for your home, you can also reflect and relax through the repeating motions of yarn winding over the loom.

Rediscover this traditional craft and enkindle your hidden weaving skills by immersing yourself in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar, professional weaver and beloved French blogger known as Deer Jane. By following her gentle and easy-to-follow instructions, learn how to create 15 woven masterpieces with a modern twist.

Follow the richly illustrated techniques section at the beginning of the book to master the basics before you delve into Elena’s simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make homemade jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more.

Learn the essential weaving methods through each project, starting with a simple, beautiful wall hanging in the basic stitch through to a dream catcher made with braids, soumak and rya knots, and create unique and beautiful designs by incorporating a range of materials, fabrics and imaginative embellishments. In addition, each project includes handy tips and advice to help and inspire you on your weaving journey.

Additional information

Dimensions 190 × 235 mm

Elena Vilar

Author Bio

Elena Vilar is the daughter and great-granddaughter of weavers. Influenced by her family's craft and impressed by how easily yarn could be made at home from old T-shirts and other materials, Elena taught herself to weave, and now not a day goes by when she isn't weaving. She decided to set up a blog, Deer Jane, to share her tips, tricks and ideas on-line, and she now has many followers from all over the world who admire her beautiful creations and gentle writing style. Elena lives in Nantes, France with her husband and daughter Jeanne.

To find out more about Elena and her work, please visit her website, http://www.deer-jane.fr, where you can find links to her social media pages and her online shop on Etsy.



Book Type

Paperback / softback