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Handweaver's Pattern Book: the essential Illustrated guide to Over 600 Fabric Weaves: An Illustrated Reference to Over 600 Fabric Weaves [Spiral-bound]

Anne Dixon
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30 Dec 2007
This is a large size 'bible' of 600 different weaves of loom. It is organised by type, from basic 4-shaft structures to block drafts and double weaves, providing a wide range of herringbone, twill, zigzag and diamond designs. Each weave is rated according to degree of expertise required, and features a recipe of materials, a clearly photographed swatch showing the intricacies of each design and an easy-to-follow colour chart indicating the threading sequence and order of work. There are also basic explanations of basic weave structures and information on choosing and using looms and shuttles. There is also advice on working with colour, selecting and dyeing yarn, finishing techniques and suggested applications for the finished yarn.

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  • Spiral-bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (30 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713684119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713684117
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 2.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 204,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anne Dixon has been weaving since she was 12 years old. She works on a variety of looms and has wide experience of many different weaving techniques. She also lectures, demonstrates and teaches on various weaving skills. She has written a number of booklets and articles for both US and UK publications and her work is exhibited around the world. She is a member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pattens galore 10 Dec 2008
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This is an essential illustrated guide to over 600 fabric weaves. A such it offers a versatile library of weaving patterns for all levels from beginner to experienced weaver. The book includes an in-depth introduction to basic equipment, fibres, yarns, what to do with the selvedge, sett, how to calculate the warp length and colour theory. The introduction is illustrated with useful drawings.

The 600 patterns include basic threadings, block drafts, lace weaves and special threadings. The patterns are highly useful and include double cloth, more than one colour warp, hand manipulated wrappings, honeycombs, , twills, Swedish lace, herringbone, distorted wefts and a whole lot more besides. Find out how to finish your piece. This section looks at edgings, drawn threads, hemming, fringes and so much more. There is also a glossary, index and resources.

This is the equivalent of one of those wonderful stitches books for knitters. The types of weave shown are comprehensive and are clearly photographed with charts indicating the treading sequence and order of work. You will return to this book time and time again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable 14 May 2009
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This is the same book as that entitled: Handweaver's Pattern Directory.

It is very well written and surpassed my expectations. It's more than a book of patterns, there's some basic weaving instruction as well: invaluable stuff like yarn choice and calculating how much yarn you need for a warp. It is beautifully and clearly laid out and extremely well illustrated. Once you've learnt how to put a warp on your loom, you could make good use of this book. It gives instruction for twill weave patterns (or structures), not for finished items. Having said that, you could use these weaves for clothing or furnishing fabrics, for towels or blankets, scarves or shawls. Note: This is the same book as that entitled "Handweaver's Pattern Book".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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An excellent resource for all hand weavers. Clear, bright illustratative photographs of the weaves, with reverse of fabric illustrated, and some alternative colour ways. Brief clear warping instructions included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and wonderful 11 April 2010
This is the kind of book any person into weaving will love. It is not only inspiring but extremely informative.
I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't complain if I tried! 30 Dec 2011
By adah
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Great book, has everything you would need! Love it!! Weaves are clearly written so even the most inexperienced can follow them. It being spiral bound is a great addition to the book as you can leave it out flat while you work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to use 8 Feb 2013
By Ellen
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Full of wonderful colour illustrations of all the weaves with good and clear drafts and other instruction needed. I wish it had drafts for more than 4 shafts, - but I can't blame the book for that, it is what it promises!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For 4 shaft looms 27 Nov 2012
By Anon
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This book has absolutely convinced me that is is not necessary to have a table loom with more than 4 shafts unless you are a serious profesison, and contains enough pattern variants to keep someone with a 4 shaft loom busy for ages.
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