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Woven to Wear: 17 Thoughtful Designs with Simple Shapes

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Synopsis:

Contemporary clothing design is currently influenced by ethnic and tribal wear—a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes. Silhouettes are roomy, layered and flowing. All these elements easily translate to woven wraps that allow the cloth to take center stage: ponchos with heavy collars, mobius scarves and oversized shawls; ruanas, blanket coats and woven tabards with fringed edgings; and woven belts that wrap and shape the various layers.

Woven to Wear presents 20+ designs and ideas for designing ones own simple garments. Marilyn and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables will offer straightforward patterns and advice for scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and possibly combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.

Chapters will feature designers knows for a particular approach to the chapter topic discussing their work, and offering advice, tips, or patterns.

Woven to Wear is not a how-to-weave primer; it assumes basic weaving knowledge on the readers part. In addition to a variety of finishing techniques, it will offer basic sewing techniques for weavers who dont sew, and information on sizing and fit where appropriate. Woven to Wear will also discuss yarn types and yarn properties for fabrics, and offer advice and information for substituting yarns.

Going beyond patterns, Woven to Wear encourages a mindful approach to the craft. Rather than simply following instructions and using what the loom produces, readers are prompted to produce fabric they want, through yarn selection, weave structure, and deliberate finishing techniques.

Synopsis:

Handwoven wearables are hot! More than just patterns-discover 17 designs and plenty of ideas for unique fabric and garments you'll want to wear again and again.

Author Marilyn Murphy and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables offer guidance for weaving scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets, and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.

The Woven to Wear designs are influenced by a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes in which silhouettes are roomy, layered, and flowing, and the cloth takes center stage.

About the Author

A long-time veteran of the fiber world, Marilyn Murphy is the author of The Weavers Companion and a contributor to Handwoven Magazine. She founded the Textile Arts Centre in Chicago, where she owned the Weaving Workshop and taught hundreds of people how to weave. Marilyn is also a former co-owner of Isis Designs, a womens limited-edition handwoven outerwear and accessories company; she has also designed and woven custom clothing for women and interiors.

She currently works as a consultant for Interweave, and is the editorial video director for video workshops and Knitting Daily TV. In 2010 she was awarded the TEN Award by The National Needlework Association. This award is presented annually to those individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions made to the needle art industry. Marilyn lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Silhouettes and Sizing

Ethnic Inspired

Anita Mayer: how ethnic-shaped garments and embellishments influences her designs

Contemporary Designs

Liz Spear: working collaboratively with Neal Howard, Laura Sims, Murray Johnston

Your Own

Randall Darwall: creating your vision

Yarn to Fabric

Yarn and Yarn substitutions--show by type and quality

Sampling of Setts and Weaves

Candiss Cole: how weave structures inform a garments shape

Drape

Joyce Wilkerson: her approach to designing shapes

About Patterns

Designing with zero waste to little waste

Juanita Girardin

Lynn Yarrington

Use of readily-available patterns

Creating your own from schematics

Designing and Weaving

Making a “Muslin”

No-Cut to Simple Cut

Ceil Swanson and Nancy Paap: simple shapes woven from chenille

Weaving in combination: Patchwork, Knitting

18 Loom-shaped projects

3 Scarves: Narrow; Mobius; w/ hood

2 Shawls

3 Belts

1 Poncho

2 Ruanas

1 Quesquimitl (similar to poncho)

1 Capelet (rounded)

2 Tabard and vest styles

2 Kimono and/or Haori

1 Apron

Weft-face vs warp-face fabric

Alternative warp layouts for narrow to wide fabric widths

Washing

Simple

Fulling and Felting

Sewing

Machine-sewing

Hand-finishing techniques

Jean Jones: simple couture tips that make a difference with handwovens

Finishing Techniques

Simple pleats and tucks

Edges

Closures

Bibliography and Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596686519
Author:
Murphy, Marilyn
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Crafts-Weaving and Spinning
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Contemporary clothing design is currently influenced by ethnic and tribal wear—a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes. Silhouettes are roomy, layered and flowing. All these elements easily translate to woven wraps that allow the cloth to take center stage: ponchos with heavy collars, mobius scarves and oversized shawls; ruanas, blanket coats and woven tabards with fringed edgings; and woven belts that wrap and shape the various layers.

Woven to Wear presents 20+ designs and ideas for designing ones own simple garments. Marilyn and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables will offer straightforward patterns and advice for scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and possibly combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.

Chapters will feature designers knows for a particular approach to the chapter topic discussing their work, and offering advice, tips, or patterns.

Woven to Wear is not a how-to-weave primer; it assumes basic weaving knowledge on the readers part. In addition to a variety of finishing techniques, it will offer basic sewing techniques for weavers who dont sew, and information on sizing and fit where appropriate. Woven to Wear will also discuss yarn types and yarn properties for fabrics, and offer advice and information for substituting yarns.

Going beyond patterns, Woven to Wear encourages a mindful approach to the craft. Rather than simply following instructions and using what the loom produces, readers are prompted to produce fabric they want, through yarn selection, weave structure, and deliberate finishing techniques.

"Synopsis" by ,
Handwoven wearables are hot! More than just patterns-discover 17 designs and plenty of ideas for unique fabric and garments you'll want to wear again and again.

Author Marilyn Murphy and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables offer guidance for weaving scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets, and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.

The Woven to Wear designs are influenced by a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes in which silhouettes are roomy, layered, and flowing, and the cloth takes center stage.

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