Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns


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Author: Carol Strickler

Weavers have always traded patterns, just as avid cooks trade recipes. The Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns is the ultimate pattern swap: some two hundred-fifty readers of Handwoven magazine, dedicated and skillful weavers all, created samples and drafts to share in these pages.

The result is more than 25 different types of threadings explored and nearly 900 fabric samples with their drafts. Well-known weaves such as twill and twill-based, tied-unit, and lace weaves are included, as well as less common ones such as diversified plain weave and piqué. If you're new to multi-shaft weaving, you'll find a whole new world of possibilities; if you're a seasoned weaver, you'll see new "what ifs" to explore on every page. You can skip through the book, picking and choosing drafts to try, or dig into a single weave and explore it in depth.