Saturday, October 22, 2016

Andean Sling Braids by Rodrick Owen & Terry Newhouse Flynn

The book, Andean Sling Braids by Rodrick Owen and Terry Newhouse Flynn is just full of wonderful braids! Plus, I really got inspired to read and look into this just by the book's cover design, which gave me an idea  what I would be looking forward too. However, It seems a bit tricky, but the information inside does include step by step images and details to get you started.

One thing I did like about this braided look is that they remind me of 3D designed friendship bracelet designs. However, these could make good handles for a purse or bag and many of other things, which you'll notice directions to creating them for certain different products. Also, I could see gifting some of these for family members and create some interesting new bags or decorations as well!

 I just love crafts and any type! I'm always open to trying new things. Therefore, I  found this book to be very interesting and even if I don't get it the first round, I'll try it over and over again! The best part is that there are many projects inside, varying in difficulty. Also, each with step by step examples and helpful guidance to creating these wonderful braids.

I really hope to succeed, I'm sure I will because I would love to add these to a few crafted design gifts! Finally, if you are up for a challenging new braiding project, love jewelry, and weaving than this book might be for you! Plus, it will cover everything you need to know to start and how to work each project inside!

Information About The Author:
Rodrick Owen’s more than four decades of research into the braided textiles of pre-Hispanic Peru has helped raise awareness and appreciation for these gems of textile art. He trained at the London College of Furniture, completing the Creative Textiles Programme and qualifying with distinctions. An internationally respected braiding teacher, he popularized kumihimo, introducing takadai braiding to the US in 1995. His previous books include Braids: 250 Patterns from Japan, Peru and Beyond and Making Kumihimo: Japanese Interlaced Braids. Owen has exhibited and taught in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Europe, and Australia. His current research involves braided headband structures from pre-Hispanic Peru. Owen lives in Oxford, England. Terry Newhouse Flynn is a textile artist and art educator who creates garments and sculptures that combine her interests in woven, braided, and knitted textiles. She has been weaving for more than thirty-five years and teaching textile arts for three decades. She credits ten years of daily immersion in running a weaving/braiding/knitting shop for deepening her understanding of yarns, color interaction, textile structure, and clothing design. She has worked with Rodrick Owen since 1993, contributing shadow weave and hemstitching to takadai braiding’s repertoire. She holds a BFA in Fiber and a MAT in Art Education from Maryland Institute College of Art. She teaches art full-time in Baltimore, Maryland, and loves teaching textile arts in between.

Book Information:
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (July 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764351036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764351037
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 11.2 inches
If you're interested in learning more, please follow the link below:
Schiffer Books- Andean Sling Braids: New Designs for Textile Artists by Rodrick Owen & Terry Newhouse Flynn
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