- Publisher: Orions Plumage (July 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966486307
- ISBN-13: 978-0966486308
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.2 x 1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,297,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The patterns are based on the binary number system related to the starting positions of the eight braiding elements. It is astonishing to see the differences that switching just two threads in the set-up can make. On facing-pages 20 and 21, for example, there are two patterns for 6 A threads and 2 B threads. You have to look twice at the change from a pattern of small hearts to a snake-skin pattern.
This is no coffee-table book but rather a book-lovers' book. About the size of a large postcard, it has a printed pattern of stitching on the cover which suggests the spare but useful text inside. The mostly colored pages, one braid per page, are doubled, giving a folio feel to the book. Each book is numbered and signed.
I have Rosalie Neilson's Braid Runner Computer program which will scan through 14 different braid structures in the same way. But having the information for the her favorite braid beautifully condensed to hold in the hand is a pleasure indeed.
Shirley Berlin is a teacher of Kumihimo in Victoria, British Columbia and England. She spends half her year in Canada and the other half in Berkhamsted, England. She is the former editor of Strands magazine, a publication of the Braid Society of England.
This review appeared in Issue 43 Spring 1999 issue of Weaver's Magazine and is reprinted with their permission.
This delicious little publication is what we call bibliophilistic. As such I think it is unique in the art of braiding. We have, by now, heaps of books; mainly Japanese with luxurious, gorgeous, and perhaps even garish colour-prints. But none of these can be called bibliophilistic -- whilst yours is so.
I admire the paper, the binding, the beautiful typesetting, the unusual fonts. Really everything is exceptional. And in addition (there is) the numbering and signature of the author!
Submitted by Noemi Speiser, author of the self-published book, The Manual of Braiding
Noemi Speiser Ziernerstrasse 25 CH-4424 Arboldswil, Switzerland