In The Weaver's Idea Book, Jane Patrick presents a wide variety of techniques and patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, in addition to hardness drafts for multishaft looms. Some of the techniques explained and explored include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak and embroidery on fabric.
Beginning with a study of the basic plain weave, the book progresses into more intricate techniques such as finger controlled weaves. Moving onto patterns that feature the vast possibilities of the pick-up stick, as well as warp and weft fabrics, Jane Patrick offers even more design possibilities with the rigid-heddle loom.
Finally, two-heddle weaving is covered, in addition to endless tips and tricks that will help weavers of all skill levels. Each chapter also features weaving patterns that are accompanied with swatches illustrating covered techniques.
-256 pages, hardcover spiral binding for ease of use.