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A Weaver's Guide to Swatching

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By Liz Gipson

This book outlines the purpose of making a swatch and how to create tiny weavings on a frame loom, specifically a Swatch Maker Loom. However, the information applies to any frame loom (or you can use the same method to make small weavings on the loom you already use) to test your ideas before you warp up a large project.

In this guide you will find:

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to set up and weave a swatch on a frame loom
  • Tips, techniques, and tools that help you get faster results
  • Complete finishing information
  • Tracking worksheet
  • A method for creative decision making
  • Tips for designing your own projects
  • Ideas for organizing and using your swatches
  • A pattern for cute color wheel cupcake pincushions