Susan J. Foulkes is a widely experienced designer/weaver and focuses her research on the woven patterned bands from around the Baltic region. She enjoys sharing her love of band weaving with others through teaching and publishing in craft magazines and journals.
The first chapter describes Susans research and some history on band weaving. Whilst many will be tempted to jump straight into the designs, I would recommend reading about Susans travels and the intensive research shes done - quite fascinating. Following a short chapter on equipment required, and preparing to weave, the main part of the book is dedicated to pattern charts, starting with 5 pattern threads and progressing to 9 pattern threads. Throughout, the book has clear descriptions and great accompanying images, making reading and learning so easy. There are also numerous tips and design ideas to encourage the reader to experiment and progress further. Of the dozens of books I have on weaving and knot tying, this has to rate as one of the best. It is so well thought out, organised and presented, I thoroughly recommend it. -- Phil Cook, The Braid Society newsletter, November 2018