“When we work with our hands there’s a deepening connection with ourselves that naturally translates to a deepening connection with others. Participating in the process of making is a way of being connected to life itself.”
Handweaving is a life changing form of expression. This book is a celebration of the way Craft is a central part of women's lives, recording and reflecting not only the everyday, but also the significant and transformative moments which shape us.
Featuring the work of ten women from across the USA who share their stories of why weaving matters, the weaving way is the journey of a community united by the creativity of the small loom.
Curated by Kate Kilmurray, the book brings together members of her Weaving Way Community, showcasing their workspaces, their weaving methods, where they seek their inspiration, what materials they use, how they weave and most importantly, why they weave.
The book contains over 70 colour pictures, highlighting the variety and depth of this fibre art, as well as personal essays helping us to understand how handweaving can help us navigate life-altering moments, including grief, retirement, education and health issues, as well as punctuating and reflecting our everyday.
Some of the kind reviews the book has already received:
"The book is a wonderful way to learn about fellow weavers, what inspires them and their journeys in life and as artists. Thank you for this treasure!"
"The book is simply stunning"
“Words can’t even begin to describe what a lovely, artistic, story and information filled book it is. Even the feel of the cover is a joy.”
“WOW WOW WOW. Every page is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Every photo is wonderful, each story is empowering and so so real.”
“I’m speechless! You crafted a wonderful, inspiring and professional book.”
This special limited-edition bundle allows you to purchase a copy of the book, as well as either one or two 7 x 7 inch handweavings created by Kate Kilmurray in a denim palette. Making an ideal holiday gift for a loved one, the accompanying weavings help bring the book to life, showcasing the very craft which is so impactful. Each weaving will be totally unique, embracing the variations in texture and subtle color changes which come with each loop.
You can also purchase a gift bundle of a copy of the book plus a small loom and loop weaving kit, with loops provided in a denim color for one weaving. This is the perfect present for someone wanting to be inspired to begin their own weaving journey.