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 patterns?some 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.
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