Those are pretty sashes, there is some books available
list created Feb 3, 2010
A Manual Of Fingerweaving
by Robert J Austin
Published 2000, Crazy Crow Trading Post
56 pages, black&white photos, color photos
Equipment suggested: Two 54 inch shoelaces, harness sticks,
head sticks, scissors, yardstick, tape measure, darning
needle for sewing on borders, workchair.
Yarn: Mentions wool was standard trade yarn, but recommends
100% acrylic yarn or acrylic/wool blend for reasons of cost
and ease of use.
Topics:Warp faced fingerweaving, lightning pattern,
chevron pattern (interlacing), diamond pattern,
L'assomption (flame) pattern, interface weaving,
applique', twilling (zigazg accent line), beading,
sash fringes: twisted fringe, flat braid (3 strand),
round braid (4 strand), beaded fringe, woven tabs.
Notes: Bands shown are colorful and complex. Emphasis
on Native American sash designs and fur trader
sash designs. Instructions are kind of confusing
because color of photo does not match colors in
Finger Weaving: Indian Braiding
by Alta R Turner
Published 1973 by Sterling Publishing
Reprinted 1989 by Cherokee Publications
previous ISB 0-8069-5264-4
48 pages, black & white photos, color photos
Equipment suggested: 1/4 inch diameter by 6 inch long
dowel and a safety pin.
Yarn: Suggests using 4 ply wool knitting yarn.
Topics: Diagonal pattern (flat braid), making fringe,
shaping a collar, chevron design, double chevron,
necktie design, diamond design, lightning design,
arrowhead design, Peruvian rep braid, Peruvian cross
rep braid, Peruvian Cross Rep (3 color), Peruvian
Rep Braid (advanced), Peruvian Cross Rep (advanced).
Notes: Of the 16 designs presented, most are narrow
wares, belts, collars, neckties. These could be sewn
together for wider applications. Clear instructions.
The Basic Book Of Fingerweaving
by Esther Warner Dendel
Published 1974 by Simon & Schuster
128 pages, black & white photos, color plates
Equipment suggested: Clipboard, builder board and
T-pins, clamps for larger pieces, tape measure,
Yarn: Seine cord, mason's line, macrame twine,
rug yarn, knitting yarn, chenille yarn.
Topics: Peruvian Flat Braid, Edge-to-edge weaving,
Center-to-edge weaving, Edge-to-center (french sennit),
Chinese braid, Mexican double weave, square and round
braids, Widening/Narrowing & Shaping, Finishing Techniques.
Notes: Large list of ambitious projects including
afghans, bedspreads, belts, bolsters, collars, dress
trimmings, dolls & toys, jackets, halters (horse),
hammocks & swinging chairs, hand puppets, pillows,
plant hangers, pockets, ponchos, purses, ruanas,
scarves, sculptures, shawls, wall hangings.
Instructions clear most of the time, but not always.
by Carol James
I love Carol James book. It's the perfect book for
beginners with enough advanced patterns to keep you
busy for a long time. You can't beat the color pictures
and diagrams showing the hand movements.
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