weaving in the 70's

Last week I did a little impromptu op shopping and scored one of the best books ever! I kid you not. Along with this amazing book I found a sweet mini vase and super soft black and white check fabric.

Ok, so back to that gem of a book, Shaped Weaving, circa 1974. The pictures, although mostly black and white speak for themselves so I won't say too much except, it kinda left me wondering... Where are the cape and bib wearing dudes, beards, and man hands in today's craft books?

For some modern day weaving inspiration you might like to check-out the gorgeous work of New Friends, Belinda's Instagram feed and these beautiful branch weavings. I'm feeling pretty inspired myself and have a mini home-made loom sitting there ready to experiment on, I might just have to give it a go!

6 comments:

Pippa said...

That is a superb book! The weavings and models are seriously vogueing it up! Bring back the man bib/chest plate? Pippa :)

Kylie Hunt said...

So inspiring! What a fabulous book. Great find Evie :) I have a handmade loom for weaving here too but have yet to get to it... can't wait for the silly season to be over ;) Kx

Catherine said...

I've been looking through my old 70's weaving books at the moment too, they're great! Have fun weaving xx (remember to take breaks - that's my only advice - so easy to sit weaving for hours and hours and get a sore back hehe...)

g. said...

Oh my! That book is amazing!!! Excited to see what you'll make!

agnes szucs said...

what a great find is this book!
for minimalist inspiration metrode is a great place too!
here: http://metrode.blogspot.com/
i'd love to take up weaving, too... along with so many other things!

xoxo
agnes
:)

Sandra Eterovic said...

Great find Evie. I have such a 'thing' for weaving at the moment -- but can only remember doing it in primary school with a shoebox as my loom! Maybe I could try that lo-fi approach again...