Network Drafting: A New Generation at CW Seminars 2014 June 28-30, Tacoma WA. A complete review of Network Drafting with ProWeave, Photoshop, and plain old graph paper & pencil. Draft your own curved designs for dobby: twills, satins, double weave, other. Break away from the block!
Granite Rocks at CW Seminars 2014 June 28-30, Tacoma WA. Explore granite, the family of satin-based texture weaves for dobby and jacquard. Flexible but sturdy, close relatives of corkscrew twills; learn to draft your own.
The Woven Pixel: Designing for Jacquard and Dobby Looms Using Photoshop® Co-authored by Alice Schlein and Bhakti Ziek. 362 pages, many illustrations. Now available for free download on handweaving.net. The accompanying CD with 1400 pattern presets is not included with the free download, but may be purchased separately. Email me at aschlein[at]att[dot]net for more information.
Network Drafting: An Introduction By Alice Schlein. Break away from the block. Curves for your dobby loom. Originally published in 1994, now available as print-on-demand from www.lulu.com.
A Crepe Is Not Just a Pancake 52 pages of text, b&w and color diagrams, and drafts for multishaft tradle & dobby looms. Many color photos of actual cloth. Methods for drafting your own crepe weaves. Annotated bibliography. Pdf available for immediate download. $21. USD. Payment by PayPal. Email me at aschlein[at]att[dot]net for payment instructions.
Echo Weave Based on the 1996 article in Weaver's, Issue 32. With brand new diagrams and high resolution scans of original fabrics. Pdf available for immediate download. $7. USD. Payment by PayPal. Email me at aschlein[at]att[dot]net for payment instructions.
Here's the back story. This is my sometimes loom; when things are not going right with other projects, I come back to this loom for comfort. Occasionally I forget what's on the warp beam. Like this one. It was a long purple warp that was so boring to me that I stopped midstream and wound a brightly striped warp to tie onto the purple one. The purple warp was still there, waiting, and forgotten. Yesterday as I was merrily weaving away on the striped warp, I happened to glance over the castle, and lo, what did appear? The tie-on knots and the purple warp. Surprise!
I was able to weave until the knots were about two inches behind the heddles. I pulled the knots through, cut off the cloth, secured the purple warp to the cloth rod, and surveyed the situation. Purple warp now in position for weaving. But I'm in a better frame of mind this time, and am ready for the design challenge.