Mastering Weave Structures: Transforming Ideas Into Great Cloth

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Interweave Press, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 258 pages
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This exploration into the structure of various weaves provides an understanding of how each weave works, guiding weavers to design and weave their own beautiful fabrics. The underlying principles that govern a particular kind of structure are explained, as are modifying the basic draft and choosing fibers and yarns. Comprehensive and detailed, the book covers plain weave, twills, satin, waffle weaves, distortions of the grid, three-element weaves, loom-controlled double weave, Bedford cords and piques, loom-controlled pile weaves, and crepe weaves.

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User Review  - fiberguildreno - LibraryThing

Sharon Alderman's comprehensive volume starts at the beginning (plain weave) and works through twills, satin, waffle, compound weave structures, distorted threads, cords and piques, crepes and pile ... Read full review

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User Review  - ladyblacksun - LibraryThing

As a beginning weaver, I found this book useful in detailing what happens when different fibers or warping configurations are used. The book is very broad, the patterns shown take from 2 to 16 shafts ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Sharon Alderman lectures, acts as a juror, and leads workshops for guilds, art centers, colleges, and at national conferences in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her writing and work have appeared in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Textile Artist's Newsletter, Weavers, and Handwoven magazine. She is the author of Handwoven, Tailormade and A Handweaver’s Notebook. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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