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The Woven Art

15 modern weaving projects for you and your home

Elena Vilar


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Learn how to create 15 contemporary woven designs and accessories by beloved French blogger Elena Vilar of Deer Jane

A source of inspiration and learning about weaving, through travel photos, unusual places and objects to make yourself ...

You can learn the basics of wall hanging weaving, the manufacture of a small looms and be inspired by achievable modern weaving projects.

Rediscover this traditional craft and enkindle your age-old weaving skills by immersing yourself in the wonderful world of Elena Vilar, professional weaver and beloved French blogger Deer Jane. By following her gentle and easy-to-follow instructions, learn how to create 15 woven masterpieces inspired by this age-old craft with a modern twist.

The richly illustrated techniques section allows you to master the basics before delving into Elena's simple yet sophisticated designs. Discover how to make a cardboard loom, thread a shop-bought loom, dye wool using natural dyes, make jersey yarn, wind pompoms and more, then learn the essential weaving methods you'll need for the projects. Make sumptuously textured wall hangings, plant pot holders, jewellery, dream catchers and more using an inspiring range of materials and fabrics and imaginative embellishments. Each project includes handy tips and know-how boxes, ensuring that both experienced and beginner weavers will be able to make all of the woven creations in the book.

Praise For The Woven Art: 15 modern weaving projects for you and your home

This isn't your typical project book. "Woven Art" pulls inspiration from your own travels, personal objects, and experiences to help you create woven art for your home. You'll start by learning how to make your own cardboard loom. - Martha Stewart's Blog '9 Crafty Books We're Reading in 2019'

Search Press, 9781782217015, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

About the Author

Elena Vilar, daughter and great-granddaughter of weavers, naturally turned to contemporary weaving. Influenced by her family's craft, and impressed by how yarn could be made simply at home through reused t-shirts and more, Elena taught herself to weave through multiple books and videos. She then decided to share her tips, tricks and ideas on a blog, Deer Jane, which now inspires French and international reader alike who admire her beautiful creations and lovely writing style. Now, not a day goes by without her weaving! She continues to write her blog to share her latest discoveries, and sells her creations via her Etsy shop. Elena lives in Nantes, France, with her husband and little daughter Jeanne.

To find out more about Elena and her work, please visit her website,, where you can find links to her social media pages and her online shop on Etsy.