Filled with step-by-step photos, color stitch charts, and informative drawings, this book teaches a simple, straightforward needlework form that can be mastered and enjoyed by all ages: Swedish weaving, also known as Huck embroidery. It takes crafters through the techniques used to create projects from simple bookmarks to jar cozies, table runners, decorative towels, gift bags, and even an afghan. Once embroiderers get started with this fun technique, they won't want to stop. This wonderful traditional craft is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and is being used to make all kinds of beautiful projects to decorate the home or to give as gifts that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I remembered doing Swedish Weaving 25+ years ago. When I found this book, I was intrigued by the more contemporary designs. The book does not disappoint as it is evident that great care was taken in its production. The author states in the beginning that all ages can learn Swedish Weaving and after reading the book, I feel that anyone would be capable of following her directions.
It is concise in the instructions and easy to read. The first section familiarizes the reader with all materials and tools that can be used in Swedish Weaving. And they are mentioned within each project description as to how to use them for the project, jogging your memory and avoiding flipping back to find the info. There are highlighted helpful hints blocks with every project and alternate ideas for design usage. The color photos are very vivid and clear. The designs that are included on the pull-out sheets are clearly printed and easy to duplicate on a copy machine, if needed. (This is also...
This book is convenient, literate, open-minded and altogether very well thought out. This technique produces lovely, practical items for the home and even garments, for relatively little time and money - what's not to like? This book is a great "only" source for a craft that has major ups and downs in popularity. Just be warned - never put huck weaving in the same washer or dryer with an unhooked bra.
Clear instructions and a good combination of large and smaller projects. Also, several of the projects were more modern and varied from the typical afghan, table runner or placement patterns.
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