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Shadow Weave Simply
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780811737944
  • Stock: 1 in stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 702
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £19.95
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Shadow Weave Simply


Understanding the weave structure 25 projects to practice your skills by Susan Kesler-Simpson (Author)

Book Description

Add Shadow Weave to your repertoire with Susan Kesler-Simpson's easy-to-follow instructions.

Susan's approach is to first break down the structure of Shadow Weave so that any level weaver can understand how alternating light and dark threads in both warp and weft can present a dominant motif outlined with an identical shadow. She walks you through how the structure builds and weaves, and once you comprehend how the weave structure works, you will be able to weave any of the 25 project patterns in the book. You will also have the knowledge to transform other drafts to Shadow Weave, or to design your own Shadow Weave pattern.

About the Author

About Susan Kesler-Simpson

Susan Kesler-Simpson is passionate about fibre arts and breaking down weaving techniques so that even beginners can learn the basic concepts. She has a B.S. and M.A. in Clothing, Textiles, and Design from the University of Nebraska, and enjoys teaching weaving and working in other crafts such as knitting, spinning, and crocheting. She resides in Danville, Pennsylvania.


The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

As a novice weaver I have attempted shadow weaving once, was disappointed with the results and did not feel inclined to try it again. Until I read this book. By the time I had read the introduction and the first two pages I suddenly realised that I understood the weave structure, as the title promised.

The author writes in a friendly and conversational style. After explaining the basic principles of shadow weaving, she leads the reader step-by-step through threading and treadling for four and eight-harness set-ups. In Chapter 6 she explains how to break down a full draft into its individual components, starting with the dominant threads, then adding the shadow threads, before putting all the components together to see if it works. The second half of the book contains 15 very attractive projects to try, from simple but beautiful designs on 4-shafts to complex constructions for 8-shafts.

I now understand why my first attempt at shadow weaving failed and I cant wait to warp up my loom for my next project. Highly recommended.

Machine Knitting Monthly

Susan walks us through alternating light and dark threads, in both warp and weft, to produce motifs outlined with an identical shadow. Learn how structure works, then weave any of the 25 project patterns.

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