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Handweaver's Pattern Book Hardcover – Jun 1951


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Marquerite Davison; Revised edition (June 1951)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0960317201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960317202
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #380,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By WeaverGrace on Sept. 1 2002
Format: Hardcover
I grew up with this book, and still consider it the most important one in my collection. It contains photos, threading, tie-down and treadling for nearly every type of weave, plus, each chapter begins with valuable general information about the weaves in that chapter.
It is a great book when you want a no-nonsence reference.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Susan M. Whitefeather on Jan. 3 2003
Format: Hardcover
I have been using this book for over 15 years. It is easy to find the perfect pattern for a weaving project, and you only have to be able to follow a very simple diagram to do the tieup and weave. Many other books have entered and left my studio over the past 15 years....this is the only one I have kept......sw
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By Shiela Richards on Dec 3 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Even though this is a really old book, it is perfect for the new and experienced weaaver! It has so many ideas and patterns and is great for all types of looms!
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By Chantal Boislard on Aug. 22 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Livre en bon état .
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
If there is one book every weaver should own it is this one. Sept. 14 1998
By Daniel Waits - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Truly, this is the book every weaver should have. Why? It contains, in a simple manner, many of the basic patterns used by every weaver. The instructions, tie-ups, draw downs - well, every aspect of this book makes the weaving of the time honored and time tested patterns a fairly easy process. So much of weaving refers to patterns that are within the cover of this book. Ms. Davison's work to preserve the ageless patterns is well worth the price. Buy it, read it, use it, and pass it on to someone you love in your will.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
The only 4-harness pattern book you'll ever need!!! Jan. 3 2003
By Dr. Susan M. Whitefeather - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have been using this book for over 15 years. It is easy to find the perfect pattern for a weaving project, and you only have to be able to follow a very simple diagram to do the tieup and weave. Many other books have entered and left my studio over the past 15 years....this is the only one I have kept......sw
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Everything Sept. 1 2002
By WeaverGrace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I grew up with this book, and still consider it the most important one in my collection. It contains photos, threading, tie-down and treadling for nearly every type of 4 harness weave, plus each chapter begins with valuable general information about the weaves in that chapter.

It is a great book when you want a no-nonsense reference.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
USE CAUTION: 2 different books listed in one listing. Dec 4 2014
By Adriana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I completely agree with other reviewers, that this book is a must have for every weaver, BUT ...

I was looking for the revised edition of this book. Amazon listing for revised edition offered 2 options: hardcover and paperback. As I clicked paperback it changed the edition without any warning and I ended up ordering the 2014 reprint (the one with red cover) of A Handweaver's Pattern Book, its original edition.

That is a totally different book. For comparison, 2014 reprint, or this (red) book only has 142 pages as opposed to 217 pages in the revised (green) version; entire chapters are missing in the red book and those chapters that match the ones in the green book, list fewer patterns. I didn't have time to count the total number of patterns in both editions, just by my estimate: red book has less then half of the patterns included in the green book. Even the format of the red book is very unpleasant: the figures, and drafts are much smaller than in the green edition, often times too uncomfortable to read.

Quite confusingly, Amazon decided to put both these books into the same listing, but they are entirely different books. I notified them of the fact, but they merely added the picture of 2014 paperback edition while still not changing the listing.

SUMMARY: If you are looking to purchase this handweaver's classic, stay clear of red cover 2014 edition and make sure you are ordering a revised edition, published in 1950 (the one with green cover).
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great book, not out of print (1/5/07) Jan. 5 2007
By M. Riley - Published on Amazon.com
As of this date (1/5/07), this book is NOT out of print; it's available from various sellers at about $36, so no need to pay OOP prices for it.

That being said -- it's a great book. Lots of pattern drafts, an essential in any weaver's library.

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