By Martha Reeves. In leno, the warp threads cross over one another and are held in place by the weft yarns, creating a lacy look. Reeves introduces you to this technique in its easier form, using a pickup stick to move the threads, then moves on to bead leno, which is loom controlled. She gives more advanced techniques in bead leno to incorporate leno patterning in your textiles. Finally, hand-manipulated Tarascan lace is shown. Full instructions for seven projects are given, making curtains, a runner, a scarf, and fabric for clothing. Diagrams show the process and many examples of leno are given using color photos.
Hardcover, 63 pages