Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Warp and Weft book review
The organization makes a lot of sense. The table of contents is very detailed and helpful. Here it is:
The pictures are also really big and beautiful. They show a lot of detail and they are very clear and helpful. The instructions are nicely written and also very clear and detailed. At first I was afraid that this was going to be a book for new weavers and I would find it boring, but I love some of the in the introduction on how to analyze a draft when no tie-ups, threadings, or treadlings are given. I am excited to give this a try with some wool we purchased from a thrift store a few years ago. Furthermore, it is not just a beginner's book because there are a lot of weaving structures I have never heard of or that I don't know much about. For example, I have never heard of the following: 5/1 twill, rickrack weave, Drouguet, Whip cord, reformed weave, satine, Halvdrall, Lisere, Brighton honeycomb, Pique, corkscrew weave, weft-backed weave. I also am excited to find more information on lampas, double-weave, crepe weave, color effects, cords, and shadow weave. And lately, my mom and I have been into working with scraps of fabric for rug making and on page 78 there is a neat rug done in crackle weave using scraps of fabric.
I'm so glad I got this book and I'm looking forward to really digging into the information and using it!!