I was so happy to recently hear that my talented and inspiring friend Anne Weil (of Flax & Twine) released her second book “Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom”. This truly is a weaving book for anyone and everyone! Anne says “it includes a simple and textural approach to weaving, exploring projects that folks can actually use” and that’s so true! Anne has put together the book in a way that allows a reader to be able take on the projects in the book without getting overwhelmed by looms and tools. Two-thirds of the books projects are done by free-hand or with made looms. Projects range from bags/totes, jewelry, home decor projects and more! There’s truly a project for everyone - from advanced weavers to beginners!
The book is gorgeously styled and photographed in an aesthetic that stays true to Anne’s signature style. I love that just seeing the cover I know it’s Anne’s book. Just like her previous book “Knitting Without Needles” Anne has hit it out of the park and provided makers with a wonderful collection of projects that allow you to jump in and get creating! Each piece is a lovely treasure in it’s own right!
The book is broken down into Non-Loom Projects, Made-Loom Projects, Frame-Loom Projects and All About Weaving. There is also sections with your weaving charts and resources. The photographs show clear step-by-step instructions and the projects are laid out clearly and are easy to follow. It’s a beautiful and cohesive collection that truly shows the passion that Anne has for making. I literally cannot choose the project I want to make first…lol.
“Modern weaving projects like you've never seen—within easy reach of anyone. Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.”
I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR:
Any maker looking to give weaving a try! It’s a great resource filled with projects that are actually achievable and yield a gorgeous finished project.
YOU’LL LOVE THIS BOOK IF:
You are a fan of Anne’s aesthetic, gorgeous handmade projects and beautifully photographed craft books.
MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT THE BOOK ARE:
How cohesive the collection is and that each project is fun and lovely in it’s own right. The photography and styling allow the reader to “feel” the mood of each project and want to jump right in to making their own. In short - I love it.
Congrats on another amazing book Anne! So proud of you and I cannot wait to see what you do next!
ANNE WEIL is the creator of the blog Flax & Twine and a designer of patterns that have been published by Martha Stewart, Design*Sponge, Sweet Paul, Mollie Makes, Apartment Therapy, and the Huffington Post. The author of Knitting Without Needles, Anne teaches knitting classes nationwide at art retreats and local yarn stores and online at Creativebug.com and Craftsy.com. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her family.