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A modern guide to mastering the art of weaving through 17 stylish projects for your home. Weaving, by its nature, is a gentle and slow craft. It forces you to take time away from the daily grind and reconnect with your natural surroundings.

In this beautiful new guide to weaving, Mary Maddocks brings this ancient art to the modern day. Packed with step-by-step tutorials and stunning lifestyle photography, this book starts with the basics; learn how to set up your loom, discover the essential stitches, learn how to create unique pattern and shapes then explore your creativity further as you develop your own designs. The projects include wall hangings, cushion covers, a clutch bag, table mats, jewellery and more. Using organic materials and taking inspiration from the natural world, the projects in this book will encourage you to bring the outside into your home; the possibilities are endless.

Mary Maddocks is a textile artist based in South Gloucestershire. About four years ago she bought a small hand loom and taught herself to weave during the evenings. It soon became an obsession and she started creating and subsequently selling her wall hangings.

Having grown up in Wales she is hugely inspired by the Welsh countryside, and this fed naturally into her weaving, which is heavily influenced by natural textures, colours and patterns. Mary also runs workshops and has taught has appeared at Latitude and Make More festivals. Follow Mary on Instagram @mary_maddocks or visit her website www.marymaddocks.com.


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