Mastering Weave Structures: Transforming Ideas into Great Cloth

A book that teaches you the finer points of weave structure in the same personal way a friend would encourage and inspire you.
SKU: 08WV02

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This is the most important new weaving book Interweave Press has published in almost 20 years. Sharon Alderman, one of the finest weavers in America, has written a book that teaches you the finer points of weave structure in the same personal way a friend would encourage and inspire you. Clear explanations, wonderful examples, and color photographs of stunning fabrics introduce you to the fundamental principles of weave structure. Beyond selecting or modifying a draft, Sharon also helps you make decisions about choosing the fibers and yarns you need to produce endlessly inventive fabrics. Comprehensive and detailed, the chapters cover 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. This book is destined to become a new classic and should be on every weaver's bookshelf.
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 08WV02
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 260
ISBN 13 9781596681378
Author/Designer Sharon Alderman
Customer Reviews (5)
Love It!!
This is an awesome book. I have been weaving for about a year and have purchased several books and this is my favorite book!!! I love the way that it is set up with the most fabulous pictures of weaving projects and it is easy to read and understand. Highly, highly recommend this book to all weavers. Review by Dorn (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Definitely recommended reading. This book clearly explains so much about weave structure and the different weave patterns. For a newbie weaver like me, it is an essential reference. Review by Victoria (Posted on 7/8/2014)
Great bedtime reading.
Book arrived today and so far has given me ideas for the next project that my weaving teacher has proposed. It has answered a few questions already, so I don't have to bother my teacher. The explanations are clear and the photos are inspiring. I'll be taking it to read in bed tonight because I can't wait until tomorrow. Review by Lesley (Posted on 7/4/2014)
Best book I have purchased thus far
I am a beginner that is just starting to weave my first rep, and lace projects. This book is full of four shaft projects then it expands to eight shaft projects. Most have color pictures and great descriptions of the theory of each structure. It also covers yarn selection and best use of the cloth. Well worth the money! Review by Kathy (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Great reference book
I am still reading this book but I love it already. A great reference book with practical advice on achieving a good weaving result. I also appreciate the observations about the structure of commercially produced cloth such as poplin which deepen my knowledge of textiles. The photographs are lovely; the only thing I'd say is I wish there were a few more photos of some of a woven product next to some of the descriptions and drafts. Perhaps these can be added to a subsequent edition. But, overall, as a fairly inexperienced weaver, this is just the book I've been after. Review by Helen Ting (Posted on 10/30/2011)
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