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.
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.
Can you believe it? Yet another snowfall in South Carolina. Snow fell all last night, about three inches, but as I write this at midday it's melting and turning to slush. Bleak out there, not much color. Maybe just a hint.
So many errands to do, but I continue to procrastinate. In the studio, black and white. Totally.
Yes, as my grandmother used to say, "neither here nor there."
But it's still snow, unusual for South Carolina, and it keeps me indoors. This is the view from my studio door. The enclosure for my air compressor is on the left. It looks like an elongated doghouse. In the foreground are assorted tools, including a squirrel cage reel. And in the background is the weather.
On the warm (a relative term) side of the door, tubular bits of tablet weaving are keeping me entertained.
The yarns are odds & ends of knitting yarns, handspun stuff, and ??? Getting them to play nicely together is a challenge. But it does take my mind off the weather.
Yesterday someone said she thought she smelled spring in the air. I wish my nose were as good as hers.