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Andean Sling Braids: New Designs for Textile Artists

Andean Sling Braids: New Designs for Textile Artists

by Rodrick Owen, Terry Newhouse Flynn

Editorial: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764351037
Número de páginas: 224
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 6 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-27


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.