Andean Sling Braids : New Designs for Textile Artists Hardback
Learn to make the decorative braids used in the sling-making traditions of Peru and Bolivia; this detailed guide, including 400 step-by-step photos, teaches the technique and over 100 designs for weavers, craftspeople, jewelrydesigners, basket weavers, and others interested in using braids for embellishment.
In-depth detailed instructions are given, along with clear diagrams; recommended braiding yarns for slingsand kumihimo; detailed set-up, making, and finishing instructions;and many fascinating contemporary applications.
This book introduces a new piece of equipment, the core frame, and gives instructions for making it from wood and dowels.
When the core frame is used with a braiding stand and bobbins, a wide variety of core-carrying braids become accessible to kumihimo braiders.
Most of the braids, from 4 to 40 strands, can be made on a braiding card and 50 patterns can be made on the stand without a frame.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages, 246 colour photos, 29 b/w photos, 159 charts/drawings & 1,100 weaving illus
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/07/2016
- Category: Spinning & weaving
- ISBN: 9780764351037