Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Anne Dixon's previous title, The Handweaver's Pattern Directory
"Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections in academic institutions. If you can buy only one book on handweaving this year, this is the one." Library Journal, starred review
From expert weaver Anne Dixon is The Weavers Inkle Pattern Directory
the ultimate resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to weavers.
*An overview of inkle weavings history and traditions.
*Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
*An astonishing 400 woven patternssome making their first debut.
*Illustrated samples and charts.
*Drafts provided throughout the entire guide.
An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well. Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more.
Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weavers Companion (Interweave). She opened the Weavers School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
About the Author
Anne Dixon weaves, lectures, and teaches throughout the U.S. and U.K. She is the author of Handweavers Pattern Directory
(Interweave), and has published booklets on inkle weaving, has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Handwoven
magazine, and has exhibited both in the U.K. and abroad. She is a guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers, and a founding member of the Braid Society.
Table of Contents
Warp threaded patterns
Color threaded Patterns
Lettering on checks [both 5 and 7 units]
Baltic-Style [including lettering]
Pebbles: South American: singles and pairs
Warp-faced Monks Belt
Additions to Warp Surface
Core and wraps
Knots on the surface
Gathering and pleating
Scrunching and Shibori
Stitched Inlay [and dukagang]
Inlay within inkle band
Beads on weft(s)
Beads on auxiliary warp(s)
Clasped Wefts and Crossovers
Fringes: inserted and knotted
Width of Inkle
Decreasing and increasing numbers of warp threads
3.FINISHING THE ENDS: Flat and round plaits; whipping
4.OTHER METHODS: Other ways to weave inkles
5.HISTORY: A brief overview of inkle weaving in the past
6.CHARTS FOR DESIGNING: Range of design charts for photocopying