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This Is How I Go When I Go Like This: Weaving and Spinning as Metaphor [Paperback]

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This collection of Linda Collier Ligon's essays in Handwoven magazine traces the ups and downs, joys and trials, and people and events of the weaving world over the last 25 years. In these essays textiles are the window to the world, and questions such as What does it mean to have a loom-shaped life?What's warp, what's weft? and What are the interlacements? are explored with precise, probing insight that is always engaging. Whether urging readers to act, describing her battles with a fine linen yarn, or recounting her computer's spell-check replacements for weaving terms, these essays from the founder of Interweave Press will enchant, amuse, and delight.

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Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2004
Publisher   Interweave Press
ISBN  1931499764  
ISBN13  9781931499767  

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More About Linda Collier Ligon

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Madelyn van der Hoogt is the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting. She opened the Weaver's School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She lives in Coupeville, Washington.

Linda Collier Ligon currently resides in the state of Colorado.

Linda Collier Ligon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Companion (Interweave)

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I'm a beader not a weaver  Jul 9, 2008
It's a collection of essays written by Linda Collier Ligon, beautifully presented. If you don't know, she's the lady who started Interweave, which puts out some of the best bead books, and Beadwork magazine. The company put this book together as a labor of love and as a tribute to Linda.
It's inspirational and very fun to read. I sat down and read it in one sitting because it was so well put together and so witty. The anecdotes truly cross the boundaries between fiber artists. I laughed out loud at some parts, and thought "Oh yeah.. I've been there" at other parts.
It had ideas for finding time to create, and finding the inspiration to create, for keeping it fun. Plus ideas for getting children interested, which are written for weavers, but can be adapted for beaders. It was heartwarming.
Yes, it's a book about weaving, but also just a good fun read for any textile artist.
It's become one of my favorite books, I even recommended my husband read it because it was so well written.
I really recommend it. Great beach read if you like light reading for the beach since it's done in series of short essays you can read one, set it down, chase the kids, and come back and read another one. I read it all in one go though, the essays were like potato chips. I couldn't stop with just one, I had to go on to the next until the whole book was done.
charming collection of essays  Jan 2, 2006
This book is a collection of essays written by Linda Ligon, from the pages of Handwoven magazine. The aren't technical "how to" essays, but stories written from the author's experiences.
It is a very enjoyable and sometimes very humorous read for either spinner or weaver (or both!), capturing the love and enjoyment we all have for these wonderful crafts.

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