Network Drafting: A New Generation at CW Seminars 2014 June 28-30, Tacoma WA. A complete review of Network Drafting with ProWeave, Photoshop, and plain old graph paper & pencil. Draft your own curved designs for dobby: twills, satins, double weave, other. Break away from the block!
Granite Rocks at CW Seminars 2014 June 28-30, Tacoma WA. Explore granite, the family of satin-based texture weaves for dobby and jacquard. Flexible but sturdy, close relatives of corkscrew twills; learn to draft your own.
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.
Downstairs I am cleaning up the studio again. After each frenzy of activity the mess is worse, by record levels. In sports terms, I am always exceeding my personal best. Or personal worst; it's a toss-up.
Meanwhile upstairs Mark is putting in a new door. When he took a break to pick up his kids, he thoughtfully taped over the openings to keep the cool inside. Beautiful!
I'm a long time member of Complex Weavers, and it's always a good day when the Journal arrives, or there's a new posting from a study group.
You can imagine my astonishment when I received the following brochure in the mail yesterday.
On second thought, maybe that's not such a bad idea. Combine seminars with sightings of animals. You know, zebras in the morning, stripe theory in the afternoon; leopards in the morning, Spot Bronson in the afternoon. Perhaps some elephants followed by an evening trunk show. Are you listening, Board of Directors?