Get Excited, I’m Writing My Second Book!

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine announces her second book.

Yay! I’m so excited to announce that I have just signed the contract and will be writing my second book with Potter Craft (Penguin Random House).  I feel honored that they have entrusted another collection of beautiful craft works to my hands. My mind spins with all the possibilities!

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine announces her second book.

Can you tell from the photos what I will be writing about? My second book will cover one of my favorite crafts, weaving! So, I’ve been keeping some of my favorite weaving projects to myself.  This way, I have an incredible collection of things to share with you in the book. The book will include over 25 easy-to-make weaving projects.

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine announces her second book.

I’m not talking about projects that require a huge investment. Instead, you’ll find projects you can make with things you have at home or can find in the local craft store. I will also include some small lap loom projects. More of the projects, however, will be similar to the hula-hoop or cardboard loom rugs above. These projects will be easy for anyone to approach! Finally, the book will include functional items as well as decorative.

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine announces her second book.

I liken writing a book to decorating a whole house versus picking out one object or doing one room. In a book, I get to dream up projects that stand on their own and compliment one another.  These pieces all must harmonize to fit in a greater whole, which is part of the challenge. I’m already diving into Pinterest to pull together mood boards for project ideas, creative styling and my ideas for art direction. Follow along, and you’ll get a real sense of my style and flow of creative ideas right now.

Anne Weil of Flax & Twine announces her second book.

For my first book, Knitting Without Needles, I did the Art Direction. Meanwhile, Brittany Jepsen of House that Lars Built and Pam Morris did all the amazing styling. Two stylists because I had two separate shoots. I won’t split my photo shoots this time, though. This go around, efficiency will be one of my goals in addition to beauty! I am giddy at the thought of getting underway and pulling something amazing together for you all.

  1. Julie

    That’s amazing news, congratulations!! I’m sure it’s going to be a wonderful book.

  2. Pat Schwab

    Congrats! I was scrolling down and wondered why there was a picture of Brittany. lol.

  3. Such wonderful news!!! I can’t wait to see the beauty you create!

  4. Deebi27

    How exciting!! My Step-mother had a huge floor loom and it was so fascinating watching her weave! Her stuff was always what I would call free form style. I just wish I had been able to get a piece or 2 when she passed away! I know my daughter now 41, would have loved too. Knows how to knit herself!. As a small child she would just eye Grandma as she worked on the loom! ?
    The Hula Hoop weaving, I have done with my Pre-K class several years ago! Lots of , now go up 1 and down the next 1…?
    Your 1st and now 2nd book will be a treasured resource book for many!

    • HI! Thanks so much for your kind words! I love this story about your step mother. Yes, over and under, over and under!!

  5. I can’t believe I just saw this. This is SOOOO exciting! Ahhh! I’m so happy for you.

    • Thanks so much, Delia! I appreciate it. I’m excited too! but explains the lack of time for video, lol!! xo

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