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About Anne Weil
Anne Weil is the creative mind behind Flax & Twine and a designer of weaving, knit, and crochet patterns. Anne’s clean and simple designs bring something modern and fresh to old techniques. Anne is author of two books, including Knitting Without Needles and Weaving Within Reach. Her projects have been published on Martha Stewart, Elle Decor, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and in Koel Magazine and Mollie Makes. She teaches knitting, crochet and weaving online and at art retreats nationwide. Anne blogs at www.flaxandtwine.com, and sells patterns, video classes, tools and fiber at her shop www.flaxandtwineshop.com and follow her on, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest as @flaxandtwine.
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Modern weaving projects like you've never seen—within easy reach of anyone.
Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall hangings, and more, all organized by skill level. From complete beginner to intermediate, Weaving Within Reach allows you to craft at your comfort level, even if you don’t yet know the difference between the warp and the weft.
Lacking a loom? Most of the materials can be woven on found objects—such as an embroidery hoop or cardboard box—or achieved with a simple over-under pattern using no loom at all. As you progress, there are plenty of exciting designs for a frame loom to keep you inspired. With a detailed introduction, stunning lifestyle and step-by-step photographs, and a helpful resource section, Weaving Within Reach unravels the possibilities of the beautiful things you can make with your hands.
Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm’s reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast—in less than an hour!
Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.