Mum’s book ‘Learn to Weave’ has just been published and what a delight to see it in print. I would like to think that she would have been pleased with it. The book has received good reviews which I am sure she would have enjoyed reading.
Mum had finished writing the book before she died, I and others helped with the checks to take it through to publishing. Our family are very grateful to Batemans, the publishers, for making the book happen.
When I read it I hear Mum’s voice in my head which I find comforting. The book is set out with the first couple of chapters talking about looms and how to warp up. The rest of the book covers detailed projects from simple to more challenging. The way I learnt to weave as a child was exactly how this book is set out – as projects. It seemed quite ironic that this was the book that I had to do the checking on.
Tony took the photographs which are definitely worth a mention as one of the reviews said ‘some of the best weaving photographs I have seen. The layout is clear, and production values are high.’ Here is the whole review.
Here is another review if you would like to read another opinion of the Learn to Weave book.
I hope that this book helps people new to weaving to gain their confidence and go beyond this book and try new projects.