Item description for Fingerweaving Basics by Gerald L. Findley, Teresa Lavender Fagan, Giovanna Borradori, Deborah Nevins & James J. Cochran...
Learn the basic techniques for fingerweaving, the art of making textiles without a loom. Learn how to reproduce Native American styles and designs or create original pieces of your own. Each technique is simply described, step-by-step, with a color illustration for each move.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Crazy Crow Trading Post
ISBN 1929572085 ISBN13 9781929572083
Availability 0 units.
More About Gerald L. Findley, Teresa Lavender Fagan, Giovanna Borradori, Deborah Nevins & James J. Cochran
Gerald L. Findley currently resides in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fingerweaving Basics?
Finger Weaving Aug 18, 2008
I had run out of my primary text on Finger Weaving; so in the process of ordering some additional copies; I ran across this book and decided to order a copy. I was interested in how the author approached the subject as I teach finger weaving and the cost got me over the free shipping threshold. First off let me advise you that this book can be a bit intimidating; but after I got past that and really drilled down into its content and presentation of these skills I found that it would easily assist the beginner in learning them. Basically I allowed my prejudices to cloud my judgment. This book has been written by a fellow Scout with the same intent that I have; make this skill available to other Boy Scouts to help improve their dance and ceremonial regalia. This doesn't mean that you have to be a Scout to enjoy this skill and in reality I have taught finger weaving to more non-Scouts than Scouts. This book is profusely illustrated and quite detailed in its presentation; much more so than some "how to" books that assume that the reader knows a little about the subject; this book makes no such assumptions. This detail does come at cost however; some patterns that I personally happen to like are not included. This in no way distracts from the book and its usefulness to the beginning finger weaver. Finger weaving is a great way to make long airplane travel shorter.
excellent book May 20, 2008
I have seen other fingerweaving books and have liked this one the best. the color illustrations make it so easy to learn. I have already recommended this book to some of my friends who want to learn this type of weaving.
I'm impressed! Nov 1, 2007
This book provides a wealth of information to supplement and/or go beyond the excellent booklet on finger weaving by Turner. Many weaving patterns are presented, the illustrations are unbelievable detailed and clear, and the photography is wonderful. I especially appreciate the helpful tips included in the text, the many variations on the basic patterns given, the information on incorporating beads, the details about the interesting topic of openface weaving, and the information on finishing the weaving tails. Great job, Mr. Findley! Your drawings are excellent and must have taken a tremendous amount of time.Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding
Solid 'Basics' Oct 2, 2007
Fingerweaving Basics is another fine contribution by the folks at Crazy Crow to fingerweaving knowledge. Gerald Findley presents diagrams, photos, and descriptions that de-mystify a lot the subtle nuances of fingerweaving for the beginner. This is an excellent reference for any library (personal or otherwise) and much needed to keep this magnificent craft alive. Highly recommended!
Fingerweaving Basics Sep 14, 2007
This book is the best book on fingerweaving I have found. It clearly explains the techniques for weaving and the illustrations are very clear.