Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a review of the book Modern Weaving by Laura Strutt.
Although it’s an ancient art, Weaving has especially been a huge trend for a couple of years now but I haven’t really done any myself, it has just looked a bit intimidating to me!
When I saw this book I thought “oh hey, they actually make it look easy!”.
Let’s start with a blurb from the publisher:
Laura Strutt has designed 25 contemporary weavings in a range of stylish colorways, from bright neons to pastels, Navajo-inspired earth tones, monochrome, and neutrals, as well as suggesting alternate colors so you can match your makes to your home and your accessories to your mood. With a comprehensive techniques section that covers everything from how to make your own loom, warping (preparing) a loom, basics such as tabby weave, bubbling, Egyptian knots, Soumak weave, basket weave, and many more, you will develop the skills you need to make a wide range of exciting projects, such as a stunning gold and cream wall hanging with extra-long Rya knots, a pastel-colored hanging with ribbons and strips of lace to create a tactile texture, or a pretty phone cover with Aztec-inspired triangles—the only difficult part is choosing what to make first!
As it says on the cover, this book includes 25 different tutorials for woven projects, as well as 15 pages of tool guides and weaving technique instructions.
This book appears to be great for both beginners (me!!) and more advanced weavers looking for new techniques and project ideas.
Laura even shows you how to make your own DIY loom if you don’t already have one to work on.
The projects in this book are all lovely, but what I like best is the super detailed technique tutorials at the beginning of the book, as well as the handy color charts for each project.
Have you taken up the weaving trend yet? If you’re interested in it, I do recommend this book.
You can find the book Modern Weaving here.