Fingerweaving, as it is called, requires no sophisticated loom, only the nimble hands of the weaver. Each technique is simply described, step by step, with a color illustration for each move. What at first might seem like a complicated craft becomes pleasantly clear as each technique presented builds on the one previously completed. Whether wishing to reproduce the styles and designs of Native Americans or creating original pieces of your own, Fingerweaving Basics is the easiest to follow book that has ever been published dealing with this subject.
All the major patterns are explained including Diagonal, Chevron, Reversed Chevron, Lightning, Arrowhead, and more. Also includes techniques for weaving beads into the patterns and how to finish the fringe ends. Probably the clearest explanation of the craft that we have ever seen here at Matoska. Recommended.
144 pp ~ illustrated — ©2005