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A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching – Print and Digital Bundle


Digital and Print Version Bundle



Please Note: I won’t be able to ship any physical goods from the Yarnworker Shop during the next few weeks while I’m out of town on a family matter. All digital products are still available. Please check back later. —Liz 

A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching
by Liz Gipson

Swatching makes it easy to try out your ideas risk-free and unleash your creativity in new and wonderful ways. A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching will help you tap into your inner designer and make you a better, smarter, and more joyful weaver. If you are unsure what yarn to use or how your colors will work, this method will help you gain confidence.

This book outlines the purpose of making a swatch and how to create tiny weavings on a frame loom, specifically a Swatch Maker Loom, which comes in the setts weavers use. 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

Print version is 49 pages, full color, 8 ½” by 5 ½”, spiral bound, with step-by-step photographs, and signed by the author.

Digital copy is delivered as a PDF.

“A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching is bursting with tips, tricks, and shortcuts to help you get the cloth you want every time. If you want to be a better weaver, read this book!”
—Jillian Moreno, author of Yarnitecture

As a beginner weaver who has never swatched, I’m totally convinced! Not only has this book made me eager to play by swatching, it’s taught me so much about weaving in general. An invaluable reference book and source of inspiration!”
—Kim Werker, author of Make It Mighty Ugly

Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Book Type

Print, Digital

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