With so many handweavers now enjoying the benefits of weaving on jacquard-type looms (TC-1 and TC-2 from Digital Weaving Norway and the Jac3G from AVL), it seems like a good time to remind you that The Woven Pixel (see sidebar), first published in 2006, is still available as a free download from Handweaving.net. TWP is a collaborative effort by Bhakti Ziek and myself, and is a manual for designing for jacquard and dobby looms using Photoshop®. It encompasses over 360 pages and has chapters on the history of jacquard as well as detailed chapters on double weave, taqueté and samitum, lampas, weft-backed structures, warp tapestry, and others, as well as hundreds of illustrations and diagrams.
The CD that came with the original printed version is not, however, included with the free download, but is still available from Bhakti or myself as a digital download for $100. USD. It includes over 1400 Pattern Presets for all the structure described in the book, and is an invaluable timesaver. If you'd like to purchase the CD, please email me and I'll send payment instructions.
And if you're enjoying the free download of The Woven Pixel, please consider making a donation to Handweaving.net for their wonderful work in making free weaving resources available to all of us.