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DIY WEAVING HANDBOOK 30 page zine, handwoven mail art project, tutorials, interviews & found poetry

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by Su Mwamba/TangleCrafts
(omnibus edition containing selected contents from 2009/2010 Telaic Fantasy zines)

Weaving is one of the most simple & accessible crafts out there, with results from very basic DIY looms just as impressive as anything storebought. In this handbook you will find all the info you need to get started - you can begin with weaving your own membership card to the DIY weaving club! Free with your zine is a professionally printed mini notecard featuring a portion from one of my own weavings on picture side (exact card design you receive will vary) and a blank reverse for your note. However it is also just about the right size to be woven as your membership card - your choice!

The zine is A6 (approx. quarter-size) and 30 pages long, including manila covers. It is printed in full colour throughout on recycled paper (exact paper type may vary depending on what I have to hand when you place your order). The centre pages are printed on label paper, and invite you to join a mail art project hosted by TangleCrafts: The Handwoven Postcard project. You can probably guess what it involves... ;)

Zine is hand-folded and hand-bound with a simple saddle-stitch in cotton thread. It is packaged in a plain cellophane packet, and has a mini design card glued to the front cover. You can choose whether your cover has the purple or the orange/brown design from the drop-down list above. If you choose 'Surprise me!' you could receive either one, or possibly a cover featuring one of my other design cards (not pictured).

DIY Weaving Handbook Contents:

- DIY Weaving Club Weavable Membership Card
- Make Your Own Weaving Needle
- The Basics of Warping & Weaving
- Ideas for DIY yarn, looms & accessories, plus note space for your own additions
- DIY Weaving Resources List
- Found poetry & book reviews from vintage & contemporary weaving manuals
- Interview with Kristin Roach of Craft Leftovers
- Ragbag Loom Tutorial
- Interview with Diane Gilleland of the Crafty Pod
- How to Weave an Oddball
- Weaving Notes (lined page for your own notes)
- Back cover: DIY Weaving Notches - to cut & paste to your DIY loom, to save on arduous measuring! ;)

Frequently asked questions about TangleCrafts

Custom orders & commissions are very welcome! Simply click on the 'Request Custom Order' button or 'Contact Shop Owner' on the shop homepage, to discuss your requirements.

Choose your favourite colours, a different size, and/or stamps from a particular region. I can also add a custom date 'postmark' and/or a hand-stamped, personalised message (additional fees may apply to some customisation options).

Notebooks are available in sizes from A6 to B5, and framed artwork (with or without matting) from A6 to A1. Prices & shipping vary according to dimensions and weight.

PLEASE NOTE items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.
Wholesale prices are available for volume orders. 
Discounts vary by item & minimum order quantities apply.
One-off print-runs of printed designs can be arranged upon request.
For a quote, please contact me with your requirements. 
Please see individual listings for stated despatch times, or contact me for a quote if requesting a larger custom order. You will always be contacted in the case of any unforeseen delay in despatch of your order. 

As a general guide to processing times:
- ready-to-ship items will be despatched within 3 days
- smaller custom orders within 5-7 working days
- larger custom orders will be proportionally longer 

I aim to despatch all orders promptly, but please order in plenty of time if you require something for a specific date. If you are outside of the UK, please err on the side of caution and allow at least a month in addition to processing times listed per item.
Unless an upgrade is purchased at checkout, your order will be delivered by:

- 1st class post within the UK (usually 1-2 working days)
- Standard Airmail to any overseas destination (usually 7-14 working days)

Please note, delivery times can be longer at certain times of year (eg Christmas) when general volumes of post are higher.

Unfortunately there can occasionally be unforeseen delays within the various postal services, at any time of year. This is the exception rather than the rule, but please do allow up to a month for overseas delivery, before assuming lost.

Please contact me if you are worried about your delivery.
Please note, tracking is NOT included as standard with any order, due to the services offered by the Royal Mail. Proof of Posting is obtained for all items shipped.

For extra peace of mind, a shipping upgrade is available at checkout on most items, for an additional fee.

- Within UK, upgrade option is 1st class Signed-For delivery, which requires signature on delivery, but does not include tracking. Special Delivery (including tracking) can be arranged upon request, but will be subject to an additional £5 charge.

- Outside UK, upgrade option is Tracked & Signed delivery, which includes both tracking and signature on delivery. Tracked-only (signature not required) can be arranged upon request, for the same delivery upgrade cost.
Please contact me if you have not received your order within the expected timeframe (see above). I will be happy to either send a replacement or refund item costs, as necessary.

If your order has arrived but has been damaged in transit, please contact me as soon as you can to explain what has happened. I will request a photo of the damaged item, then each case will be assessed individually. Either a replacement item or partial refund or full refund will be issued, depending upon circumstances and extent of damage.
Please accept my apologies for any errors in item listing! Please contact me with the details as soon as possible following receipt. I may request a photo to confirm where the issue lies.

If an item has been incorrectly described, I will reimburse return postage and issue a full refund of original purchase price upon receipt of the returned item.

If an incorrect item has been sent in error, I will reimburse return postage and send replacement item upon receipt of the returned item.

Items must be returned within 30 days, in original, re-saleable condition, to qualify for refund or exchange.
If you are simply not happy with your order, for any reason, please contact me before taking any further action. Items may be returned within 30 days, as long as you have first contacted me.

Return postage cost is responsibility of buyer. I will issue a full refund of original purchase cost, upon receipt of the returned item. Items must be returned in original, re-saleable condition to qualify for refund.

PLEASE NOTE made-to-order items may still be returned, but items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

DIY WEAVING HANDBOOK 30 page zine, handwoven mail art project, tutorials, interviews & found poetry


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  • Materials: manila paper, recycled paper, cotton thread, label paper, cellophane
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