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Designing Woven Fabrics by Janet Phillips
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Designing Woven Fabrics (edition 2009)

by Janet Phillips (Author)

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Title:Designing Woven Fabrics
Authors:Janet Phillips (Author)
Info:Natural Time Out Publications (2009), Edition: 2nd Revised edition, 170 pages
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Tags:cloth design, clothing fabric design, drafts and drafting, instruction, textile design, twill, weave structures, weaving patterns

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This book is an interesting approach to learning how to design woven cloth. The first section is an exercise in weaving a gamp - in this book called a sampler blanket. For the American weaver, the format is unconventional. There are warping plans, threading plans, lifting plans and wefting plans, but all seem to be explained thoroughly at the beginning of the book. The second section deals with design - structure, color, color and weave and more. Part 3 has 50 projects using a wide variety of color and techniques; mostly four shaft but a few grand designs for eight shaft table looms.

This is a terrific idea book and it could be used as a self-study in design, or as the text in a study group. All the photos are in color and the whole book is visually stimulating. Great addition to the weaving library. ( )
  fiberguildreno | Nov 5, 2014 |
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