Mastering Weave Structures: Transforming Ideas into Great Cloth

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More than just a survey of interlacements from simple to intricate, this thoughtful addition to every crafter's library is a study course for weaving the best, most interesting, most successful fabrics imaginable. A liberating voice is given to each instruction, empowering weavers to discover the basic how-tos of their craft, such as how to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions. Aspiring ...
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Overview


More than just a survey of interlacements from simple to intricate, this thoughtful addition to every crafter's library is a study course for weaving the best, most interesting, most successful fabrics imaginable. A liberating voice is given to each instruction, empowering weavers to discover the basic how-tos of their craft, such as how to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions. Aspiring weavers will draw both inspiration and useful information from the clear explanations, wonderful examples, and color photographs of stunning fabrics featured throughout. This introduction to the fundamental principles of weave structure is the result of more than 30 years of serious study and is destined to become a classic for all weavers.
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Editorial Reviews

Treadles
The sheer brilliance of the photographs is enough to keep you wandering through the pages from cover to cover . . . a treasure!
Spindle & Dyepot Shuttle
It will appeal to weavers wanting to increase their knowledge of textiles, structures, and cloth function.
Library Journal
Handweavers are popping corks to welcome this long-awaited title from Alderman, a veteran professional weaver who teaches workshops and exhibits her work throughout the country. Assuming that readers already know how to read a draft, warp a loom, and weave, her goal is to teach the structure of loom-controlled weaves, e.g., plain weave, twills, satin, waffle weaves, and double weave; to design threadings; and to make the most of tie-ups and treadling options. A chapter on inventing one's own weave structures gives a fascinating look into Alderman's methodology of fabric design, from a vague idea in a weaver's head to finished cloth. Neither a project book nor a reference of weaving drafts, this is a richly illustrated manual suitable for self-study or as a text for weaving guild study projects. An indispensable addition to academic and large public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681378
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 920,840
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Sharon Alderman is a weaver who teaches and lectures widely, and was awarded the Utah Governor’s Award in the Arts in 1996. Her work has been shown in competitions and invitational exhibitions throughout North America and is held is in both public and private collections. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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