Little Loom Weaving by Andreia Gomez is a great book for beginners as well as well seasoned weavers. The book drew me in thanks to the beautifully simplistic looking projects featured on the front and back cover of this title. Home decor that’s handmade in color and design just gives a space that special something whether it be for your own home or as a gift.
I really liked the before you are even introduced to one of the fifteen projects in the book, the author begins with an introduction about herself. She then goes on to tell the tale of how she discovered weaving, the rewards it can reap, and what she hopes readers will gain in learning. She certainly gives those hoping to learn this skill and wonderful jumping point to be inspired to create their own one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Besides the beautiful projects, you are taught in the first three chapters, information on Weaving Loom & Tools, Choosing Yarns, and last but not least Weaving techniques. These first three chapters are excellently written and one will likely go back to them again and again while learning.I personally got a lot of the color theory when choosing yarns and the techniques. I applaud the full-color photos and step-by-step instructions. The instructions ensure you won’t be second guessing the technique or project.
There are 15 projects and all are meant to be created on a small portable loom. I love the fact these projects are portable and can be taken everywhere. I’m a knitter and I love bringing my projects along with me. I am pleased I can bring my weaving along too now and that you can finish a project in only a few hours!
The projects in this book include wall hangings, pillows, wearables, keychains, coasters, and a really neat hanging planter for your plants. I have a few of these projects in mind to try out on my newly purchased weaving loom.
My confidence in weaving has been boosted thanks to the easy to follow instructions and a wonderful introduction to such a lovely craft as weaving. I can’t recommend this book enough to new weavers like myself. Those well seasoned may enjoy this book for the patterns and perhaps new fashion techniques to add a little variety to their skills. I’m seeing this as a great pattern book to color scheme some of the projects out to cater toward any one of the four seasons of the year or for a specific themed area of ones home or office.