Handweaver's Pattern Directory

Handweaver's Pattern Directory

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The Handweaver's Pattern Directory

Author: Anne Dixon

This weaving compendium is destined to become the next reference tool on every weaver's bookshelf! The Handweaver's Pattern Directory is a full-color practical guide to weave structures for 4-shaft looms that features drafts for 600 weaves including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, block drafts, and specialized techniques.

Each structure includes a color photograph, threading and treadling sequences, and degree of difficulty. Readers will find sections on tools and equipment, types of fibers and yarns, weaving basics, finishing techniques, ideas to encourage experimentation with different yarns, looms, and colors, and a full glossary of international weaving terminology.

The book is divided into five sections for clarity: straight draft, point draft, block weaves, lace weaves, and specialized techniques. Individual samples are shown actual size or bigger from the front view, with a detail showing the reverse view where this is of particular interest.

The compact size and lay-flat binding are convenient for keeping near the loom. As an added bonus, an extended flap carries an explanation of the weaving drafts, so beginner weavers can have the information at their fingertips. The Handweaver's Pattern Directory is a refresher for experienced weavers and a great starting point for new weavers learning their weave structures.

Anne Dixon weaves, lectures, and teaches throughout the U.S. and U.K. She is the author of The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory, and has published booklets on inkle weaving, has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Handwoven magazine, and has exhibited both in the U.K. and abroad. She is a guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, and a founding member of the Braid Society.

  • Hardcover256 pages
  • PublisherInterweave
  • LanguageEnglish
  • ISBN-101596680407
  • ISBN-139781596680401
  • Dimensions9.6 x 7.4 x 1 inches