Here at last: A Crepe Is Not Just a Pancake.
This monograph distills my investigations and sampling of crepe weaves into a concise 52 pages of text, b&w and color diagrams, weave drafts for 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, and 40 shaft looms (treadle and dobby), and color photographs. It explains thirteen methods for drafting your own crepe weaves, with copious examples. It contains clear color photos of woven samples and finished objects woven by me and others, and an annotated bibliography.
I've decided to offer A Crepe… as a digital download, to keep the cost low. It will come to you as a pdf; you can read it on your computer or iPad, print it out in part or in full for your own use, or take it to a print center such as Kinko's for printing and binding.
For those of you unfamiliar with crepe weaves, here's a short description: crepe weave structures are irregular and consist of shorter and longer floats combined so as to produce no perceivable pattern in the cloth; crepe appears rough and pebbly. Crepe can be used alone or in combination with other weaves; it's a great addition to your weaving practice.
I've had wonderful fun working with crepe on my dobby and jacquard looms over the past two years, and I'd like to share the fruits of my investigations with all of you. I hope you'll give A Crepe Is Not Just a Pancake a try; it's very tasty.
The digital download is available for $21 USD, via PayPal. If you'd like a copy, please email me at aschlein[at]att[dot]net, tell me your preferred email address for PayPal, and I'll send you a Request for Payment. As soon as payment is received, I'll email you a link for downloading the pdf file.