I'm Alice Schlein, a weaver and book maker in South Carolina. Occasionally I write about Photoshop, Network Drafting, bread baking, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Thanks for stopping by! Comments are welcome.
Intro to Tablet Weaving Two-day workshops July 20-21 or August 10-11, 10 am–4 pm. At Greenville Center for Creative Arts. With a set of 4-holed tablets and cotton yarn on a simple loom, weave intricately patterned bands that can be used as belts, camera & guitar straps, bag handles, clothing ornamentation, bookmarks, and more. For beginner adults or confident teenagers. Must have good eyesight.
Lampas Unleashed Complex Weavers Seminars June 16 – 19, 2016.
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL
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.
Time to stop fiddling around with samples for the bamboo piece and get on with it. Here it is, Day One. Granite weaves with a pinkish rayon bouclé, and a weft-back satin with bamboo in a color called "water chestnut." Looks like off white to me.
That's my logo on the left. I don't always remember to use it, but I'm trying harder.