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Woven Textile Design by Jan Shenton and published by Laurence King in April 2014 offers a comprehensive introduction to weaving for all those wishing to design and produce a wide range of fabrics from scratch.

woven_textile_designStarting with the basics of woven textile design, the book looks at how to draw up and interpret records and notation, before explaining how different types of cloth are constructed. From the most basic of plain weaves, through twill weaves, textured weaves such as seersucker, crepe and corded cloths to more complicated designs created with extra threads woven in, a wide range of patterns are covered. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, weaving plans and beautiful examples from contemporary designers, the book also includes tips on using different yarns and colours to create stunning and unique designs.

Offering clear, practical advice, this highly illustrated book will show you how to interpret your initial concepts and develop your ideas on the loom.

CONTENTS: Preparation for Design, Plain Weave, Twill Weaves, Colour and Weave, Warp and Weft Distortions, Textured Weaves, Extra Warp and Weft Patterning, Double Cloth, Troubleshooting, Glossary, Further Reading, Index, Credits and Acknowledgements.

“The purpose of this book is to introduce weavers to basic weave structures and inspire them to use their creative talent so they can develop their own designs and produce beautiful, original fabrics. It encourages experimentation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. It is often while learning the craft that weavers question those boundaries, take chances and try out different yarns and colour combinations. ... Whatever your future is as a weaver, the information included in this book will help you to develop independentlyand creatively.” - Jan Shenton

Jan Shenton is a weaver, whose designs are bought by manufacturers and design houses in America, Canada, Europe and Japan. Her clients are high profile companies and include Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Etro, Weave Corporation, American Pacific, Cone Jacquards, Custo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diane Von Furstenberg, Etincelle Couture and Lululemon. She is a lecturer in woven textiles at Loughborough University.

660 Illustrations

224 pages

ISBN – 978 1 8067 337 0

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£22.50

www.laurenceking.com