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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (Nov. 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 093402667X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934026673
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 780 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Barbara TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 12 2013
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The only downside to this book is that all the photos are black and white but you can't beat the 765 eight shaft drafts that it contains. Each one is shown with a B&W photo of a woven fabric sample alongside the draft. There is no commentary and all the space is taken up with the photos and the threading and tie-ups.

The book has a brief intro and section on planning and drafts. Then it starts with Chapter 1 - Twills. It has a chapter on shadow weave, overshot, crackle & waffle weave, Bronson lace and so on.

There are plenty of drafts to keep you busy. There's also an index at the back so you can look up which page a specific one is on.

If you have an 8 shaft loom, this book would be a great addition to your library.
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A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Ha Aug. 8 2000
By Mary Scott - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the modern 8-shaft weaver's most treasured pattern resource! The 25 chapters are titled according to weave structure, and each begins with a thorough explaination of that structure and it's method of drafting notation. Black and white photos and drafts follow.
There are 765 patterns and samples from which to choose! As useful as a reference for 8-shaft weavers as Davison's Handweaver's Pattern Book is for those who use 4-shaft looms.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Weaving for 8 shaft looms Sept. 1 2008
By Gerilyn Art - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book has become a mainstay for my weaving. I use the patterns frequently. Any one with an 8 shaft loom will be pleased. Very good value.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Simple Stated Aug. 10 2009
By Veronica Harner - Published on
Format: Paperback
Simple stated, THE best collection of 8-shaft patterns readily available. Easy to navigate with great pictures. A must have!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A helpful resource Sept. 20 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book! The patterns are beautiful, and the instructions are easy to read. I have made many nice projects from this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
8 shaft patterns Dec 24 2013
By 36 years in teaching - Published on
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I gave this a 3 because it is very (IMHO) advanced. Not having been a weaver all that long, many of the instructions are mystifying to me. I will need to get with someone who is more experienced to interpret the patterns and instructions given. That being said, the photos of the finished weave once the pattern is laid down in the loom is absolutely wonderful.