Break out of blocks with split-shed weaving. This technique gives any weaver with a 4-shaft loom the ability to weave pictorial imagery using continuous wefts without the need for special equipment. You can weave structures that include variations of twills, tied weaves, double weft-faced weaves, taqueté, samitum, Bronson, double weave, lampas, piqué, waffle and more! Every pattern is accompanied by color images with detailed enlargements. Easy-to-understand drafts include drawdowns that illustrate all possible pattern combinations, as well as tie-up and treadling diagrams for rising shaft, countermarch and counterbalance looms.
The book progression enables the weaver to advance from one shuttle structures to two-shuttle weaves, then to multi-shuttle weaving that allows the weaver to mix colors and create shading.
The beginning chapters are designed to allow the weaver to create a multi-pattern sampler on a single warp. Simplified treadling instructions for several loom types can be copied and attached to your loom for easy reference while weaving. Instructions for creating a cartoon that remains flat and will not wrinkle when beating. The book opens flat for easy reference while warping and weaving. Continuous weft weaving on 4 shafts with no complicated equipment, pick-up sticks, dobby mechanisms, graphed designs, or warp thread counting.