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There are plenty of how-to books for weavers, but in this collection Murphy (founder, Textile Arts Centre; The Weaver's Companion) combines weaving instruction with patterns for garments and accessories made with handwoven cloth. Designed to take advantage of the unique characteristics of such material, the projects tend toward soft, drapey shawls, ruanas, and tunics. Each project contains draft diagrams, yarn information, and design notes, as well as directions. Beginners (or experienced weavers who could use a refresher) will appreciate the thorough introduction to weaving tools and technique. Brief profiles of prominent weavers and designers are included, along with inspirational photographs of their work. VERDICT Handweaving is poised for a comeback, and this title will appeal to those seeking patterns that don't look like relics from the 1970s.