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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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.
"It will appeal to weavers wanting to increase their knowledge of textiles, structures, and cloth function." -- Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot
"The sheer brilliance of the photographs is enough to keep you wandering through the pages, cover to cover... a treasure!" -- Treadles, the newsletter of the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria Inc.
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