This full-color look at the patterns that Dr. William Bateman developed and studied over 50 years ago will help intermediate to advanced-level weavers think more innovatively about their craft. With hundreds of color draft diagrams and photos of Bateman's sample weaves, artists can experiment with his innovations on their own looms. Bateman, a chemistry professor turned weaver, analyzed traditional patterns and extended them in completely new directions. The samples included are Dr. Bateman's originals, and detail the yarns and setts he outlined in his documentation. The drafts are organized into weave groups, ranging from those with their origins in traditional structures like twill or overshot, to the one-of-a-kind new weaves Bateman invented. After she completed her monographs on the Bateman weaves, Virginia Harvey donated his nearly 1,500 samples to the Seattle Weavers' Guild. His original weaves, and the ways he manipulated more traditional weaves, form a fascinating resource for today's weavers.
This classic book contains an unusual collection of hand weaving drawings by one John Landes, who appears to have been a professional weaver of the Revolutionary period. This remarkable old pattern book would be an excellent addition to anyone's bookshelf with an interest in the subject.
Author: Linda Tilson Davis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-11
In the mid-1900's, Dr. William Bateman, a Ph.D. in chemistry, spent his retirement years experimenting with weaving. He was not content with exploring only traditional, known weave structures. He developed several new ones that have become known as "Bateman Weaves." They include such names as Park, Boulevard, and Extended Divided Twills, among others. Texts and other information on these weaves are relatively scarce. Bateman Weaves, The Missing Monograph, is an introduction and summary of these remarkable weaves. The monograph covers both Dr. Bateman's approaches and those of the author to appeal to a more contemporary audience. Whether used as a guide or as a stand-alone text, The Missing Monograph fills a void in the weaver's library that includes: - A summary of unique weaves created by Dr. Bateman: Park, Boulevard, Chevron, Blends, Extended Divided Twills, Extended Manifold Twills and Multiple Tabby, all in one monograph. - Basic blocks for all weaves - Over 150 full-color images - Ideas for going beyond the basics - Extensive bibliography
An inspirational and exciting book that explains the processes and potential of weaving high-twist yarns into fabrics that are transformed by washing Weaving with high-twist yarns and contrasting materials can create fabrics with lively textures and elastic properties. Although these fabrics are flat on the loom, they are transformed by washing: water releases the energy of the different yarns and the fabrics "organize themselves" into crinkled or pleated textures. This fascinating book explains the processes and potential of this approach. With inspirational pieces, practical know-how, and advice about building on experience, it gives a broad introduction to designing with high-twist yarns. Techniques range from plain weave to more complex structures, so the book offers ideas for both beginners and experiences weavers. Yarn twists and weaves can also be varied across the fabric, so that rectangular pieces completely change their shape when washed. "Loom-to-body" clothing needing minimal cutting and sewing can emerge from a simple change of yarn or structure. These textiles can truly shape themselves.
For weavers who want to learn innovative techniques that blend traditional and high-tech yarns on multi-shaft looms into unique material, this book from highly respected weaver Lotte Dalgaard is the ultimate resources. Dalgaard worked for more than 10 years developing inventive hand-loomed fabric with attractive pleats, folds, frills, and crinkles, working closely with fashion designer Ann Schmidt who took Dalgaard's pioneering fabrics and shaped them into garments—without cutting. The results are fascinating and set a whole new style of hand-woven fashion. Loom-formed textiles are exciting because the cloth becomes the protagonist, not simply a backdrop for the pattern-cutting design skills. Dalgaard now shares her secrets in this straightforward guidebook that includes a helpful list of yarn suppliers, a shrinkage chart, and dozens of illustrative photographs and diagrams, so all weavers can share in the pleasure and play with magical materials.
Author: Jan Shenton
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Woven Textile Design offers a comprehensive introduction to weaving for all those wishing to design and produce a wide range of fabrics from scratch. Starting with the basics of woven textile design, the book looks at how to draw up and interpret records and notation, before explaining how different types of cloth are constructed. From the most basic of plain weaves, through twill weaves, textured weaves such as seersucker, crepe, and corded cloths to more complicated designs created with extra threads woven in, a wide range of patterns are covered. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, weaving plans, and beautiful examples from contemporary designers, the book also includes tips on using different yarns and colors to create stunning and unique designs. Offering clear, practical advice, this book will show you how to interpret your initial concepts and develop your ideas on the loom.
Every weaver weaves a rag rug--or two, or three. In this long-awaited book, well-known weaver and teacher Tom Knisely shares his knowledge and expertise in this collection of favorite rag rug patterns.
In Rep, Rips, Reps, author Lucienne Coifman takes weavers beyond the traditional forms and familiar patterns. She provides complete drafts and full instruction for more than 20 of her stunning project designs?rugs, placemats, runners, wall hangings, and samplers.Rep, Rips, Reps is a complete workshop in rep weaving?for both the beginning and advanced weaver. Lucienne shares the proven tips and techniques she has developed through years of teaching. There?s also a photo gallery of games, mazes, and 3-D forms to inspire you to have fun and experiment on your own.