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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.
Lots of great patterns, very visual, detailed easy to understand directions! Awesome bookPublished 1 month ago by Marcia Kephart
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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Donna K