A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite Porter Davison

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In Marguerite Porter Davison's classic work, no space is wasted on the mechanics of handling a loom, but even the newest beginner will find here a vast treasury of drafts with their variations in treadling to fill all possible needs. The most experienced weaver will be surprised to find so many new versions of his or her old tried and true drafts as well as dozens of entirely new possibilities. Mrs. Davison's research among old books to find drafts for long forgotten fabrics was monumental.

Teachers, professional weavers, occupational therapists and amateurs have been using Mrs. Davison's book since its first appearance in 1944, and subsequent revisions have only made it better. With its clear organization, compact arrangement of threading draft, treadling directions and pictures all on one page, the presentation of this book is extremely helpful. The weaver is given a good foundation for extended experimentation and his or her own creative work. 

  • First published in 1944; this edition released in 1993 
  • Hardcover
  • Used with original dust jacket (book itself is in very good condition, cover shows significant wear; image is stock image, the copy you receive may appear different)