My books about band weaving.

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My latest book is to be published on 28th July 2018 by Schiffer.  Click HERE to see the book on Amazon.



'Narrow bands woven in colorful patterns are a centuries-old part of Baltic craft tradition. The double slotted heddle makes patterned band weaving quicker to learn and easier to do, and this is the first book that offers beginners instructions for using it. The craft doesn't involve bulky equipment―all you need can be stored in a shoe box! Learn how to weave these beautiful bands step by step, from the simple 5 pattern threads to the more complex 7 and 9 patterns. Color photographs illustrate the instructions for learning to weave. More than 140 patterns are included, along with principles for planning your own unique designs for contemporary uses such as straps, belts, bracelets, and even handfasting bands. The breathtaking range of colorful bands woven in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Norway are explored and offer additional inspiration.'

You can pre-order this book on Amazon and from the Book Depository UK.



I have written and self published four books about band weaving. All the four books are available to buy as print versions from Blurb.  Click on - see my published books  and the link takes you to all four books.  

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Here are the links to my books. http://www.blurb.co.uk/user/aeneid

 They are also available in ebook format for the IPad from Blurb bookstore




They are also available in ebook format for the iPad from Blurb bookstore

The ebook versions for the iPad are available here:
Sami band Weaving http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/357169-sami-band-weaving
Art of Simple Band Weaving  http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/451082-the-art-of-simple-band-weaving
Weaving Sami Bands  http://www.blurb.com/b/7207251-weaving-s-mi-bands?ebook=586118
Woven Bands from Sweden http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/289709-woven-bands-from-sweden









  






13 comments:

  1. I went to Blurb to purchase your books, but only Weaving Sami bands was available in that format. Can you help?

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    1. HI. I do not know why the books are not listed. I have contacted Blurb about the issue. On the Blurb page choose all and the search term weaving and all the versions are shown.
      Here is the quick link to the ebook versions
      for Sami Band Weaving http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/357169-sami-band-weaving
      Weaving Sami bands is http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/475377-weaving-sami-bands
      The Art of Simple Band Weaving is http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/451082-the-art-of-simple-band-weaving
      I hope this helps.

      Susan J Foulkes

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  2. I have bought a copy of the Sami Band Weaving book (iPad) and have found it very useful. Is there any way that I can get PDF or similar version of the patterns as it is not very easy to work from an iPad as a basic pattern source? Niel

    Many thanks, Niel

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    1. Hi Neil I do not use the PDF format at the moment. You could always take a screen shot on the IPad and print it out.

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  3. Can you tell me what format the ebook is in please? It says for ipad, but that could be any number of formats. Do you know if it has DRM? I'm looking for something I can view on a Windows or Linux computer.

    Thanks,
    Linda

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    1. I am away from home so I will reply in full when I get back.
      Susan

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    2. Hi Linda
      I have looked through Blurb and I cannot see details about eboook formats. As far as I am aware, the IPad format in Blurb can only be viewed on an IPad. I have tried to convert it to a different format but it scrambles the text and diagrams.
      Sorry

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  4. Hi Susan
    I'd like to know if the ebooks from Blurb will be available for downloading only once, or if they will be accessible later?

    Thank you

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  5. Hi. I am not sure. Why not ask Blurb? They are very efficient at answering questions. I know that you get a code so that you can download the book. You can download it direct to IBooks.

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  6. Hello Susan
    I was given The Art of Simple Band Weaving for Christmas. I am completely new to weaving. I would like to start off with a rigid heddle but am totally confused as to how the size of a heddle relates to the number of warp ends.
    You have a photo at the back of the book of a heddle that has 26 slots and 27 holes (not counting the the short row) and yet your green belt on page 75 has 85 warp ends. How do I work out what heddle I need to purchase to make the bands in this book. Although you describe a variety of equipment I can't see anywhere that it mentions what is essential to undertake weaving the bands described.
    Marianne

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    1. Hi Marianne
      You need to know the total number of holes and slots in a heddle. The heart heddle at the back of the book has 53 slots and holes. There are 27 holes and 26 slots so you can weave a band of up to 53 warp ends. The heddle on page 80 has 28 holes and 27 slots. The red plastic heddle on page 81 has 32 holes and 31 slots so a band with up to 63 warp ends can be woven.
      You need to decide what equipment you would like to try. An inkle loom can take many warp ends and is capable of weaving a sturdy band with thick threads as well as fine threads. A rigid heddle can be used with a back strap and you will need to decide the type of band you wish to weave. A wooden heddle can take thicker threads as well as finer threads. A plastic heddle can take thicker wool but it depends upon the size of the holes. Handweavers Studio in London used to sell a plain wooden heddle. I am contacting them to see if they still stock it as I need a set for a workshop.It has 26 holes and 25 slots so can weave a band of up to 51 warp ends. I am using it on my YouTube video Five ways of weaving narrow bands which shows the set up for weaving using different types of looms and a backstrap. Here is the link https://youtu.be/ZzhuDomPtxE
      On my blog in the threading a rigid heddle section there is a picture of a large wooden heddle. This has 35 holes and 34 slots so can take a warp of up to 69 ends. This heddle is relatively heavy and I only use it for sturdier bands.
      i hope this helps.

      Susan J Foulkes December 2017

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    2. Thanks for your speedy reply. It obviously needs a lot of thinking about. It had not occurred to me that the weight of a heddle as well as the number of slots and holes needed to be taken into account. I will study your video. I have looked briefly at your blog on threading the heddle but have absolutely no idea what you mean by a singles cross or how or why it is used. The image shows yarns being separated but how do you decide which yarns need separating from which?
      As far as yarn is concerned is 4ply cotton suitable for first attempts?
      Happy New Year
      Marianne

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  7. Hi Marianne

    I have just uploaded a new section on my blog which gives a number of YouTube videos about making a warp which I hope will explain the singles cross. Any craft has its own vocabulary. A diagram of a singles cross in on page 79 of the book. Once you have made the warp the singles cross is secured by wrapping ties around the four groups of yarn. Two pieces of wood or two rulers are placed into the singles cross. The cross has the warp ends in order for threading the heddle.
    A four ply cotton would be fine for a first sample band.
    Happy New Year
    Susan

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