The classic book on the art and history of weaving—now expanded and in full color Written by one of the twentieth century’s leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Her lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of rare and extraordinary images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work. Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of On Weaving updates the book’s original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T’ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.
“Cane Work” is a classic guide to weaving baskets, offering the reader simple instructions on how to make a variety of baskets, ranging from the simple and practical to ornate and decorative. With easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations, this timeless guide is perfect for anyone with a practical interest in weaving. Contents include: “Materials”, “Terms in Use”, “Directions for Workers”, “Finishing Touches”, “General Instructions”, “Remarks on Borders”, “Fancy Baskets”, “Flower basket, Waste Paper Basket, and Table Basket”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on basket making. Ben TO DO
On Weaving Education, Culture, and the Environment
Author: Gregory A. Smith,Dilafruz R. Williams
Publisher: SUNY Press
Celebrates the work of educators who explore ecological issues in school and non-school settings. Gives examples of ways to impact the thinking of children and adults in order to affirm the values of sufficiency, mutual support, and community.
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Part I: A RICH AND TEXTURED PAST. 1. Fiber Art: The First Few Thousand Years. 2. Fiber Art: From the Classical Period to the Industrial Revolution. 3. Fiber Art: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Part II: ORIGINS, METHODS, AND MATERIALS. 4. Origins of Hand-Manipulated Fiber Structures. 5. Techniques of Hand-Manipulated Fiber Structures. 6. Looms and Accessory Equipment. 7. Simple Loom. 8. Materials for Weaving. 9. Preparation for Weaving. 10. Drafting. 11. Basic Weave Systems. 12. Compound and Multishaft Weave Structures. 13. Tapestry Weaving. 14. Rug Weaving. 15. Finishing Processes. Part III: A CLOSER LOOK AT WARP AND WEFT. 16. The Spinning Process. 17. Yarn Dyeing. 18. Yarn Patterning. Part IV: THE WORLD OF FIBERS. 19. The Theory of Fiber Art Design. 20. The Practice of Fiber Art Design. 21. The Fiber Artist of Today.
Ein einziger Tropfen Regen verändert ihre ganze Welt ... Die sechzehnjährige Sydelle kennt nichts als Trockenheit und Dürre, bis der lang ersehnte Regen kommt – und mit ihm Wayland North. Der mysteriöse Magier ahnt, welch große Gabe Sydelle in sich trägt. Und so wählt er sie als Gefährtin für eine geheime Mission, die die beiden durch viele Gefahren bis in die entlegene Hauptstadt des Königreichs führen soll. Denn nur, wenn Wayland seine inneren Dämonen besiegt und Sydelle ihre wahre Bestimmung erkennt, können die beiden ihrer Heimat neue Hoffnung schenken ...
Manuscript Notes on Weaving for Second and Third Year by James Holmes. The object of this book is to place before the student and the practical man in as brief a manner as possible the essential points in the structure of various fabrics and the special machinery required to produce them. Principles are explained in preference to giving long decriptions, and, with the many illustrations which are given and which have been taken from actual machinery and cloth samples, it is hoped that the book will be of some little service. The student in order to obtain the greatest benefit from a study of this book must neatly and accurately make all the sketches either from the illustrations or wherever possible from the machines, also analyse the samples of cloths described for the weave and cloth structure and wherever an opportunity occurs must endeavour to weave sample of cloth involving the same principles. The Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
When Patricia Tibbs was twenty-six years old and about to have her first child, her nurse asked her a question that left her baffled:'What race are you? We need it for the form.'In her life, Patricia Tibbs has been called almost every color there is-black, white, brown, gold-but she has never given much thought to her race. The daughter of a Hungarian woman and a Ugandan man, Patricia has lived in Europe, Africa, and North America and has seen firsthand the way people react to those who are different from the norm. But knowing you are different is not the same as knowing who you are.In Cords, Patricia tells the story of how she drew from three diverse cultures and ultimately weaved her own unique identity from these distinct threads. A powerful meditation on the meaning of family, identity, and community, Cords encourages readers to expand their boundaries and experience the rich diversity of human experience. Only by embracing our differences and strengthening bonds across racial, political, and cultural lines can we realize our potential as individuals and as a global community.
Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.
Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.