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Handweaver's Pattern Directory

The Handweaver's Pattern Directory
by Anne Dixon

Hardcover, Spiral Flip Book $34.95
ISBN 13: 9781596680401
ISBN 10: 1596680407
Interweave Press, 2007.
Size: 7" x 9 ",
256 pages.

A comprehensive introduction to the tools, equipment, fibers, and yarns used with four-shaft looms, this reference features patterns for 600 different weaves, including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, and block. Color photographs and large-scale drawings allow weavers to closely examine the details, and the compact size and lay-flat binding is convenient for keeping near the loom. A handbook that is essential for all four-shaft weavers, this manual includes weaving basics, specialized projects organized by degree of difficulty, finishing techniques, resources, and a glossary of terms.

Back Cover: "Create wonderful woven fabric with this practical guide to more than 600 weaves for the loom. Organized by type, from basic four-shaft structures to block drafts and double weaves, choose from a wide range of herringbone, twill, zigzag, and diamond designs.

Each weave features a clear, photographed swatch, showing the intricacies of each design as well as an easy-to-follow color chart indicating the threading sequence and order of work.

Inside you'll find:
- Explanations of basic weave structures
- Information on choosing and using looms and shuttles
- Color charts and swatches
- Advice on working with color, selecting and dyeing yarn, and suggested applications for your finsihed cloth

Anne Dixon began weaving at the age of 12, but it wasn't until nearly 20 years later that she started to weave in a more dedicated fashion. Anne now weaves, lectures, demonstrates, and teaches, emphasizing the importance of a thorough understanding of weave structures. She is a Guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, and a founding member of the Braid Society. Anne lives in England.

Interweave has graciously published corrections online: http://www.interweave.com/corrections/Handweavers-Pattern-Directory.asp

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