Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are 25 Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.
Lacking a loom? Most of the materials can be woven on found objects—such as an embroidery hoop or cardboard box—or achieved with a simple over-under pattern using no loom at all. As you progress, there are plenty of exciting designs for a frame loom to keep you inspired. Chapters and sample projects include:
Non-Loom Projects: Chunky Basketweave Pillow; Twined Rope Bowl; Velvet Ribbon Bolster; Twill Tape Bento Bag
Made-Loom Projects: Wild Grass Wall Hanging; Open-Weave Place Mats; Rope Statement Necklace; Twill Cowl
Frame-Loom Projects: About-the-Town Tote; Trellis Hemstitched Clutch; Windowpane Hand Towel
With a detailed introduction, stunning lifestyle and step-by-step photographs, and a helpful resource section, Weaving Within Reach unravels the possibilities of the beautiful things you can make with your hands.
“Expanding her crafting knowledge, [Anne’s] new book focuses on weaving with 30 various projects where beginners and more seasoned weavers can make anything from soft baskets to plush blankets and more cozy crafts.”
–Martha Stewart Living
“Anne Weil’s new book is the exact dose of creative inspiration we’ve been needing. Weaving Within Reach is a weaving book for stylish and modern makers, bursting with functional, earthy projects we want to fill our homes with. Forget the big box retailers, next time you want to add something woven to your decor, try making it yourself! With this book, it’s easier than you think.”
“This book covers a wide variety of techniques and materials, and patiently explains every step. Anne Weil does an amazing job of making each project seem totally doable and approachable—even if you’re a beginner!”
—Gabrielle Blair, DesignMom
“Weaving Within Reach not only includes gorgeous styling, but it also has a wider range of woven projects for your home and wardrobe–something that was still missing from the market.”
—Rachel Denbow, author of DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
“If you’ve always wanted to weave, but were intimidated by the complexity of floor or table looms, this is the perfect introduction!”
—Sonya Philip, 100ActsofSewing.com
“Anne cleverly teaches weaving techniques in the most surprising ways. You’ll turn each page and gasp! Seriously. Like this little bunny that is literally made from a square of woven yarn. Simple, playful, modern–you’ll want to make everything!”
–Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: Crafts That Go!
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