Weaving Within Reach, by Anne Weil, is the 3rd of my reviews for the books I bought at the start of the year to help me to begin my weaving journey.

Unlike the other books I bought, more than 2/3 of the projects in this book don’t require particular weaving tools, and it uses a lot more materials than just yarn, roving or pompom trim, including:

  • Leather
  • Stones
  • Sticks
  • Ribbons
  • Rope
  • Wild grass

The projects in this book aren’t just for wall hangings either, as they include a variety of home furnishings/accessories and wearables alongside the hangings.

Again this book tends more towards the strictly technical rather than the humorous approach of the first book I reviewed, but it has an extensive techniques section at the end which is considerably longer than the other two books.

My favourite projects in this book are:

  • The cover project, the ‘Chunky Basket Weave Cushion’ on page 12, not least because I might be able to use the truly massive yarn I accidentally picked up!
  • The ‘Twill Tape Bento Bag’ on page 36
  • The ‘Coiled Medallions’ on page 46
  • The ‘Chunky Woven Storage Box’ on page 80
  • The ‘About The Town Tote’ on page 106

My mind is racing with all the potential projects I could be making and all the different materials I could be using. This rabbit hole is feeling a lot like it should be in Alice In Wonderland…

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