By Nancy Arthur Hoskins. This comprehensive book covers many types of weft-faced patterns but does it in a very hands-on way--by sampling! The first section gives general information about the elements and practical issues in weft-faced weaving and then goes on to look at 53 variations with a sampler for each. Familiar structures like plain weave and twill are explored alongside less well-known ones like taqueté and samitum. By doing the samplers, you learn not only the threading and treadling of each, but also what makes this one different from that and why you would choose one over another. This is the type of book where you can skim the surface for general illumination, dip in for a satisfying study of a particular element, or dive in deep to fully understand this fascinating subject.
Softcover over spiral, 352 pages