Woven Art by Elena Vilar


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The ancient art of weaving has long been recognized for its humble, practical beauty and meditative qualities. While creating gorgeous decorative projects for your home, you can also reflect and relax through the repeated motions of yarn over loom. Rediscover this traditional craft and rekindle your age-old weaving skills by immersing yourself in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar, professional weaver and beloved French blogger Deer Jane. By following her gentle and easy-to-follow instructions, learn how to create 15 woven masterpieces inspired by this age-old craft with a modern twist. The richly illustrated techniques section allows you to master the basics before delving 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 jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more, then learn the essential weaving methods you'll need for the projects. Make sumptuous textured wall hangings, plant pot holders, jewelry, dream catchers and more using an inspiring range of materials and fabrics and imaginative embellishments. Each project includes handy tips and know-how boxes, ensuring that both experienced and beginner weavers will be able to make all of the woven creations in this book.