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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).
It's well organized and full of ideas that are useful for new weavers as well as experienced ones.Published 8 days ago by Kenna
Haven't had the time to really study yet, but anxious to look.Published 26 days ago by Dottie Noyes
This book has a wealth of information, great pictures ad it is well organized. Great for new weavers and as a reference.Published 3 months ago by L. Pearl
I bought this book after I took a class on Rigid Heddle Weaving and then bought a loom. I liked it and it gave a novice such as myself some ideas and some of the possibilities for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Boucher
Great book - I am a beginner and have found this a great tool. Good ideas and excellent instructions.Published 4 months ago by From the Cannon's Mouth
A book full of patterns for rigid heddle loom, suitable for beginner, with beautiful pictures and good explanations.Published 4 months ago by Teresa Neri