Weaving expert Monika Künti presents a variety of techniques that have one thing in common: they are woven with strips, a method that has been developed in our societies all around the world for thousands of years. As the name implies, strip weaving is weaving with natural materials (bark, straw, reeds, and other plants), paper, plastic, giftwrap ribbons, and even vegan leather. Strip weaving is very accessible to weaving beginners; only a few tools and no previous knowledge are required. You’ll learn the fundamentals of weaving and experiment with creating woven baskets, bags, mats, bangles, and more. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can use them to develop your own woven masterpieces. In addition, Künti provides deep insights into the history of strip weaving around the world, and the profound effects it has had on the economy and culture of the societies in which it’s found.
Size: 9" x 10 1/2" | 250+ color photos | 200 pp
Includes straight and diagonal plaiting in 2D (including reindeer) and 3D (including canisters, purses, bracelets, balls, cubes & triangles), Shaker weave and more!
Monika Künti has studied weaving techniques for more than a quarter of a century. She traveled the world learning weaving and its relationship to the societies she visited. Monika then served as an apprentice to weaving expert Therese Leutwyler. In 2003, she set up her own workshop in Bern, Switzerland, where she began researching techniques from outside Europe, producing European-style basketry handicrafts, repairing workpieces, designing new ones, exhibiting, teaching, and drinking tea. She created countless basket objects from natural materials, mats made of paper, woven rag rugs, and works for exhibitions and competitions, as well as materials for her weaving courses.