"If you're looking for a way to add some flair to your projects and push your weaving to the next level, this book is a must for your collection; it is a how-to weaving guide and a wealth of inspiration for creating original projects. The pictures alone will inspire any weaver to head straight for the loom." --"Hand Woven" (September 2012) This is a very welcome English edition of the Danish version, beautifully translated by Ann Richards. Although a slim book (Lotte Dalgaard was limited to 80 pages by the publisher) she ingeniously manages to make it a treasure trove that overﬂows with information, inspiration, minute detail and advice. It is generously illustrated throughout with colourful photographs which show experimental samples, tips, clear explanations of methods along with her exquisite woven garments. The book is aimed at weavers who are interested in working with the growing number of 'magical materials' now available. Lotte's enthusiasm and practical experience draws you through section after section introducing 'active' and 'stable' yarns; describing crepe, metal, elastic, easily fulled and shrinking yarns and suggesting ways of working with them. Further inspirational sections follow giving practical instructions for working with 'active' yarns, suggesting suitable weave structures and advice on ﬁnishing. Experimentation by weaving samples is encouraged. The book is rounded off with charts on shrinkage, yarns and suppliers (Unfortunately the address for Handweavers Studio has not been updated, it is now located at 140 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7NS), a glossary and further reading. As if this was not enough there are six innovative projects included to get you going. This book will be invaluable for anyone interested in 'collapse weave' and Lotte's generosity in sharing the results of her research and experimentation give a wonderful head start for our own exploration. As the introduction says "her curiosity, enthusiasm and perseverance shine out from every page".-Journal for Weavers Spinners & Dyers
About the Author
Lotte Dalgaard is a skilled hand-weaver from Denmark who creates one-of-a-kind fabrics that are transformed in to unique high-end garments by Danish fashion designer Ann Schmidt. She is a member of the Yarn Purchasing Association.