Item description for A Manual of Fingerweaving by Robert J. Austin...
This book describes the methods and rules necessary to create beautiful fingerwoven articles in various traditional patterns. Covers the lightning, chevron, arrowhead and diamond patterns, as well as sections on sash variations, twilling and beading, borders, interface, weaving, applique, and fringe. Includes color photos and illustrations.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Publisher Book Publishing Company (TN)
ISBN 192957200X ISBN13 9781929572007
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Manual of Fingerweaving?
Look what I can do with my fingers Aug 25, 2008
HAHA (yes I had to title it that), If you are interested in maybe trying weaving then this book would be a great starting place for you. Plus I am really amazed at what you can do with some string and your fingers, very informative and all directions are very clear and easy to follow.
Very disappointed Nov 1, 2007
Based on a very positive previous review, I anticipated a beginner-level manual with many basic patterns, detailed weaving instructions for each pattern, suggestions for variations, and more advanced information which would go beyond the excellent finger weaving book by Turner I already have. None of my expectations were met. Much of the photograph is amateurish, the patterns are few, and the instructions are vague and poorly illustrated. The inexpensive booklet by Turner does all of this in a much more appealing way. I would suggest that the next book to supplement or go beyond Turner's book is one by Gerald Findley and not this book. The only value to this book in my opinion is that it does have a very nice discussion of the craft and some historical pictures of Native Americans wearing finger woven regalia. This was not what I was primarily looking for. Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding Fingerweaving Basics
Long awaited fingerweaving book Oct 5, 2000
The long wait for new material on Indian fingerweaving has finally paid off. This manual not only picks up where Alta Turner's Indian Fingerweaving left off, but pretty much covers everything she wrote some 20 yrs ago (save for the peruvian braiding). This manual is great for the beginners as well as more advanced weaver who want to pick up a few tips and tricks to create beautiful warp face and oblique woven sashes. Color plates and bountiful instruction are presented in the lessons and as well for those who are interested in learning the selvedge edge methods. There are many color plates as well as illustrations to help with comprehension. In the back you will find a slew of old b&w pics of the old-time pow wow straight dancers in their regalia and sashes. It features a color plate of the earliest extant example of warp face weaving from the late 18th century, not to mention all the other awe inspiring beauties! It doesn't just stop at weaving it includes instructions on how to weave in the tiny white beads (as opposed to sewing them in), beading the fringes, and the twisting and braiding of the fringe itself.. This is the perfect book that both modern style and historical style weavers will not want to miss.