Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Book Review: I CAN right angle weave

Lark has come up with something exciting and guaranteed to find a permanent place in you library.  This week Lark is releasing the very first book in their new series 1 CAN.  And what an exciting book for the first of this upcoming series of book that every beader will want to possess.  Mabeline Gidiz has taken on the task of bringing one of the most versatile bead weaving techniques with success to those who have found Right Angle Weave a challenge.  I CAN Right Angle Weave has 25 jewelry projects ranging for the basic beginner up to advanced projects to entice those who have found themselves proficient at RAW.  


Mabeline writes "this is the book I wanted when I first started.  It doesn't tell you how to bead-IT SHOWS YOU...I break everything down into simple steps supplemented with illustrations...diagrams for almost every step which guarantees your success."  So many people have been intimidated by right angle weave.  I actually sat in a class one week in Milwaukee next to a woman who after three days struggling to understand the thread path gave up.  Many others find right angle weave to not make sense and refuse to even look at any project where RAW is even mentioned.  Now with this new I CAN book, everyone can use the generous and abundant step by step instructions to find that "ah-ha" moment where right angle weave "clicks".  

Sample of Mabeline's fantastic illustrative diagrams

One of the fantastic projects for an experienced beginner

Mabeline starts with the basic of right angle weave adding different aspects to this exciting technique with delicious projects.  Following each chapter in I CAN Right Angle Weave, will give the bead weaver more confidence and remain a viable resource to come back to over and over again.  I know that this book will remain in my main studio within reach for questions to make sure that I never say I can't but that I CAN! 
Front or Back, Right Angle Weave has true elegance
Gallery of Mabeline's work

And don't forget with Christmas just around the corner I CAN Right Angle Weave would delight any bead weaver whether new at RAW or just needing a reference to explore this delightful technique one more bead at a time.   Plus, I just saw that the next book in the I CAN series is all about Herribone. 

Disclosure...As a reviewer of  products from Lark Books, I receive the book above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by Lark Books for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

1 comment:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This looks like a book that I need to learn from! I like that it shows you how! Great review! I'll look for this one!