Weaving with Little Handmade Looms Harumi Kageyama

51vBSEzjvML._AC_US218_Pub: Zakka Workshop

Learn how to make your own portable weaving loom with everyday materials like cardboard, paper, pins, tacks, wood, and nails. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to construct four handcrafted loom designs with ordinary tools. Use a cardboard cake box to make a circle loom and weave friendship rings. Create a little loom with a picture frame and weave a colorful purse. Featuring 25 cute projects like bags, jewelry, table-mats, and pouches, all projects are friendly for weaving with both traditional and unconventional fibers. You can try different materials, from classic yarn to more novel materials like ribbon, suede and pipe cleaners -change it up for a whole different look! These do-it-yourself looms are perfect for crafting on the go. They are small enough to take with you as a portable travel craft or outside pastime. With basic materials you’ll be weaving on your handmade loom in no time!


My review

When I think of weaving I usually think of a huge machine that makes beautiful and wonderful fabrics.

This gorgeous book takes it down to a miniature form and makes it so much fun.

25 projects are included and I can imagine that little girls with dolls houses will be making rugs for the tiny rooms.

The looms are easy to make, using paper, board and wood.

Bracelets, purses, coasters and so much more are beautifully showcased and they are all very inspiring.

Visual and written instructions are given, and each design is simple but stunning. I especially loved the Fringed Broach.

weaving with Little handmade Looms is quite different from other craft books but I can guarantee that hours of fun is to be had and it’s a craft for all the family.




About the Author

Harumi Kageyama studied art and design in Japan. Her work focuses on simple materials such as wool, fabric and driftwood and places great value on simplicity and sustainability. She is the author of several books published in Japan.





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