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Handweaver's Pattern Book

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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Sample swatches of over 600 weaves for the loomWeaves are graded according to difficultyContains photographs of all the weaves and easy-to-follow colour chartsBasic guidance on weaving and finishing techniques are also included

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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