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"As a guide for beginners and practiced weavers Jane Patrick's book is inspirational. Although specifically aimed at the rigid heddle loom, the 200 pages hold a wealth of information on weave structures and patterns that can be used on many looms. The spiral bound, textbook-style layout is good, with clear section separation, and the chapters take you up a hierarchy of difficulty. I felt comfortable with plain, finger-controlled and pick up weaves, then I marvelled in awe at sections on warp and weft-faced frabrics and working with two heddles. There is a nod to garment and item construction in the guise of a few set pieces, but the book's real strength is in opening a treasure chest of weaving possibility to new or relatively inexperienced weavers. Each section provides a soft kaleidoscope of samples which I have already been tempted to replicate. The book will doubtless remain a good source book to refer to for new creative ideas and inspiration. However, the book might give the absolute beginner a puzzle at times, as it is not always clear and sometimes repetitive. Generally though, the book was a joy to read and is unlikely to gather dust on my bookshelf." - Journal for Weavers Spinners & Dyers
Jane Patrick is the former editor of Handwoven, and vice president of sales for Schacht Spindle Company in Boulder, CO. She is the author of Time to Weave (Interweave, 2006).
This book is an excellent source of patterns you can weave on the rigid heddle loom.
If you are thinking of learning to weave and would like a simple, easy to understand resource that can get you going on your own quickly, this is the book for you!
This book is well organized, the instructions are easy to follow, and the illustrations are beautiful.
Excellent book ... love the spiral binding ... directions seem clear and understandable ... nice pictures. Look forward to weaving the patterns given as I'm very new to weaving.Published 3 days ago by kitkat
This book is full of great ideas and suggestions. It's written well and understandably even for beginners. I'll use it as a reference for many of my projects.Published 1 month ago by Donna K
Excellent book, very informational. I appreciate that its electronic because I can take it right to the loom and put it on the stand. Glad I got it.Published 2 months ago by Carmelle Abron
Jane Patrick has done a great favor by sharing many of the stitches that can be done on the Rigid Heddle Loom with the heddle and one or two pickup sticks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean Aldag
I like this book, it has some excellent pictorial instructions as well as easy to follow written instructions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by deb
ordered with my new loom. can;t wait to set it up and start creating. enjoying the book and making notes to help me out! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer