Weaving with Little Handmade Looms

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms – Book Review

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms – Book ReviewWeaving with Little Handmade Looms by Harumi Kageyama
on 08 February 2019
Genres: Weaving
ISBN: 1782216901
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
four-half-stars

Learn how to make your own portable weaving loom with everyday materials like cardboard, paper, pins, tacks, wood, and nails. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to construct four handcrafted loom designs with ordinary tools. Use a cardboard cake box to make a circle loom and weave friendship rings. Create a little loom with a picture frame and weave a colorful purse. Featuring 25 cute projects like bags, jewelry, table mats, and pouches, all projects are friendly for weaving with both traditional and unconventional fibers. You can try different materials, from classic yarn to more novel materials like ribbon, suede, and pipe cleaners -change it up for a whole different look! These do-it-yourself looms are perfect for crafting on the go. They are small enough to take with you as a portable travel craft or outside pastime. With basic materials, you’ll be weaving on your handmade loom in no time!

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“Weaving with Little Handmade Looms” will satisfy your creative thoughts if you thought you would like to weave but thought it looked complicated or intimidated by the loom. Get ready for some weaving on mini looms that you make yourself. The handmade looms are easy to make with materials you can find around the home, such as cardboard, paper, pins, wood, and nails. Perfect for crafting on the go. The projects are cute and small. If you are an experienced weaver, you will love the portability of these looms. You can weave anywhere! How neat is that!

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What’s Inside Weaving with Little Handmade Looms

Types of Handmade Looms

  • Board Looms: Wood or Paper
  • Round Looms: Circle or Cylinder
  • Box Looms
  • Frame Looms

What You Can Weave on Each Type

Handmade Board Looms

  • Mini Mat
  • Petite Tapestries
  •  Fringed and Confetti Brooches
  •  Pennant & Flag Brooches
  • Mod Motif Sampler
  • Party Garlands
  • Mini Pouch
  • Card Case
  • Checkered Leather Bracelet 

Handmade Round Card Looms

  • Covered Buttons
  • Colorful Rings 
  • Seashell Necklace & Brooch Set
  • Clamshell Pouches

Handmade Box Looms

  • Textured Mat
  • Mixed Media Mat
  • Flora Necklace and Wrap Bracelet
  •  Bangle Bracelet 

Handmade Frame Looms

  • Drawstring Pouches
  • Watermarked Coasters 
  • Colorblock Tote & Clutch
  • Houndstooth
  • Table Mats 

My Review

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms
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I’ve just gotten my hands on this book and eagerly look forward to trying some mini-weaving techniques. Like many others, I’m currently drawn towards engaging in smaller-scale activities. There are numerous projects from the book “Weaving with Little Handmade Looms” that I’ve added to my list of things to do.

I rated Weaving with Little Handmade Looms

four and a half stars because certain weaving terms didn’t accurately translate from Japanese to English. For instance, instead of “warping” the loom, it said to “string” the loom and referred to plain weaving as flat weaving. The author provided step-by-step instructions for diagonal or bias weaving, but she called it “cross weaving.” If you need more guidance on this technique, refer to my post, “Diagonal Weaving.”

But, if you aren’t familiar with weaving terminology, it probably doesn’t make any difference.

I am going to weave myself some minis.

Weaving with Little Handmade Looms: Make Your Own Mini Looms & Weave 25 Exquisite Projects
  • Kageyama, Harumi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages – 03/01/2019 (Publication Date) – Search Press (Publisher)

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four-half-stars

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