About a year ago, Lindsay at World Book Media asked me to help out with a book they were translating from Japanese to English. That sounded fun to me!
Along with the translation, they sent me the original Japanse book.
The book had been translated, but they needed a weaver to guide them on the right path. As I went through the Japanese explanations, I found it interesting how our two cultures approached writing directions in very different ways.
I'm a reading teacher, and so I deal with phonics and letter sounds all day. Japanese is writing with pictures, and they have to memorize a picture for every word.
One of my teaching aides is Japanse, and I have enjoyed lots of conversations about the Japanese language and their writing. When she'd tell me what the Japanese Weaving book was saying, it sounded like a very confusing way to explain, but that's because I don't speak their language.
was seeing how much our cultures are the same. It has an all-natural feeling, and in one photo, the model has on the same Birkenstock shoes I wear.
If you want to check out the contents of the book, click here to see it on Amazon.
November 02, 2019
Actually, cardboard was the first “medium” I taught myself on when I first became interested in loom & tapestry weaving….I am also into rug weaving and loom knitting. It’s a very challenging and peaceful hobby to me There are so many variants to weaving. I like that you can pick and choose what type of things you can weave with and on.. For example, you can weave with cloth, string, plastic, ribbons, etc. It’s versatile and you can take it, if right size, and continue to weave even while traveling….So what’s “not” to like about weaving….?
I love everything about weaving; the looms, the yarn textures & colors and the beautiful items I can create by mixing all of those things! The simplicity of the actual weaving makes me so happy.
October 31, 2019
I love weaving because it is fun and challenging at the same time and there is always something new to learn.
I have enjoyed the small pieces I’ve made so far, so soothing and a positive happy result. I too am a crafter than enjoys trying out new things. I think the translating of this book is fascinating and would love to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.
I have done a little bit of weaving but want to do more. I want to incorporate it into my pottery pieces that I make.
October 30, 2019
I did do some weaving and macrame when I was in high school and I loved it. It’s soothing and now that my kids are grown I’m getting to do more of what I want to do so I’m relearning the craft :)
October 29, 2019
Weaving is the Zentangle of fibers. It is a calming art with a beautiful result. You can be as intricate and precise as you want or go really simple. Either way ends with a unique design. I will be teaching it for the first time this year. I can’t wait!
I’m actually fairly new to weaving, I just discovered backstrap weaving and found it to be quite relaxing when my anxiety spikes and was considering what type of loom to buy. I think this would be a wonderful way to start before deciding on something more complex.
I love that there are so many possibilities for exploring texture, colour and pattern in the different types of weaving. I started with a small Saori loom and have since acquired a 4 shaft table loom, peg loom, a frame loom and an upright vintage rug/ tapestry loom. All have different projects on them and I love sharing my craft with others….especially my grand daughter. This book would be invaluable for inspiring me to share simple creative ideas further.
October 28, 2019
I like weaving because it is so relaxing. I also love working with all types of fibers.
Colors and patterns are very seductive for me. I am one of those people who over the years has bought drawers full of fabrics that I fall in love with. I have boxes of embroidery flosses and wools for needlepoint and cross-stitch. I have tried knitting and crochet. The only fiber art I had not tried was weaving. So here I am! I have been exploring weaving, since I have no teacher, on Pinterest. Yours was the first on-line teacher, encourager, and shop that caught my eye. I love your blog! I tried my first piece on a little lap loom a few weeks ago, and loved it. My collection of ideas and actual yarns and rovings has grown and grown already. ButI am still a rank beginner, and I would love to see your book!!!
I’m loving this new found craft. The Japanese are amazing at this art.
I would love to win this book 😊
I want to learn how to weave because it seems soothing and there is so much creativity you can put into it.
I love tapestry weaving! Bringing wool and fiber together with meditative art!
I love weaving, weaving is relaxing, meditative and very creative 😊
I love weaving because I love doing things with my hands and at the same time the repetition of movements brings a long wanted serenity to my soul. I gave a course of carton loom weaving to nine year old kids and they loved it.
i’ve only tried bits and pieces here and there but would love to get a bit more serious!
I love weaving because of the user of many colour. To me it is like painting a painting with yarn. And there is always something to learn for me and get inspiration.
I love weaving because it’s a tedious task that settles my busy mind, and the end result is always rewarding. I genuinely gain so much satisfaction and joy from weaving. It’s just fun!
I have been doing a few weave looms. Very simple one. But also I like to teache the youngsand pass time doing some News ideas. It Is very relaxing. For me as a grandmom is a good expirence
October 27, 2019
I want to learn to weave to make fiber pieces and jewelry pieces.
I haven’t yet tried weaving but I have been collecting patterns and ideas and discovering different looms. Along with big and expensive looms are the DIY looms made from cardboard and picture frames. I have also collected various material – string, wool and fabric scraps. I don’t yet have any books. But this one combines DiY looms (I have lots of cardboard) and some of the material I have collected. Two of the projects are already on my wish list: a double-handed pot holder and a seat cushion.
I love weaving for the peace of mind it brings me, and for the vibrant colors it brings into my living space.
I love weaving because it lets me be totally absorbed in the process and delighted with the results.
I would love to win this book.
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When I was preparing for my course, Make Flowers From Bottle Caps I got a bit side-tracked with the poinsettia flowers.