Weaving Big on a Little Loom|Review

Last Updated on July 3, 2022 by Cheryl Moreo

Weaving Big on a Little Loom|Review

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Little loom or frame loom weaving isn’t only tapestry or plain weaving. You will learn that the size of your loom doesn’t have to restrict your weaving. But you will also learn about creating sustainable textiles. Also, Fiona reminds us that we need to get back to natural fibers, undyed or naturally dyed, to lower the environmental impact. Fiona Daly shows us eight ambitious projects in her new book, Weaving Big on a Little Loom.

Weaving Big on a Little Loom|ReviewWeaving Big on a Little Loom: Create Inspired Larger Pieces by Fiona Daly
Published by Princeton Architectural Press on May 24, 2022
Genres: Fiber Arts & Textiles, Weaving
ISBN: 1648961223
Pages: 144
Format: Kindle, Paperback

For intermediate and advanced crafters, these eight illustrated loom weaving projects help you create sustainable, attractive, and useful textile pieces for your home and wardrobe—or to give as gifts. This step-by-step guide to weaving large projects on a little loom is packed with over 200 color photographs.
Use your frame loom to create eight large, impactful weaving projects, including an oversized scarf, a snood, a shoulder bag, a mesh shopping bag, a bathroom mat, a table runner, and two types of cushions. With straightforward instructions, weave patterns, and vivid color photography, this helpful how-to guide leads you through each step of these inspired projects.
First, choose your materials, focusing on finding the best, most sustainable textiles and yarns for your project. Next, learn about a special type of frame loom with a detachable top and bottom bar that will enable you to create pieces up to six and a half feet in length. Learn how to create 8 different weave structures, then, try your hand at each of the eight creative large-scale loom projects that are sure to impress family and friends. Once you're finished, you can proudly wear, carry, or display your contemporary weave work anywhere. You can also learn how to make your own frame loom for large projects using a simple guide.

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About Fiona Daly

Fiona Daly is a textile designer-maker, handweaver, and author. Her practice is craft and research-led, focusing on local wool production, rare sheep breeds wools, sustainable textiles, circular design, and education.

Weave Directory

Illustrated and explained in detail, you will find the following classic weave structures:

  • Vertical Houndstooth
  • Vertical Herringbone
  • Waffle Weave
  • Pinwheel
  • Plain Weave Variations

The Projects

Detailed instructions with clear photographs and charts show us how to weave the following projects:

  • a houndstooth scarf
  • an infinity scarf
  • a mesh bag
  • a tote bag
  • a bath math
  • a table runner
  • a tasseled pillow
  • a bolstered pillow

I have added the houndstooth scarf to my To-Do List.

My Review

Yes, I awarded this book five stars. A lot of hard work has gone into the publication of this book. This book not only covers the above subjects, but it has detailed information on tools and techniques for weaving on a frame loom. This book, along with her first book, Weaving on a Little Loom: Techniques, Patterns, and Project for Beginners, makes excellent additions to your frame loom library. Of course, Fiona weaves on larger looms, too. View her gallery of work can here.

Below is my small loom. I plan to use it to weave projects in this book. In addition, I have even smaller looms where I weave mug rugs and small tapestries.

little loom - frame loom
My Frame Loom with Heddle

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