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Published: 10 February 2012

By Andy Ross

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Pattern and Loom - free download

The WeaveTech forum has done it again! Robyn Spady has blogged about John Becker's Pattern and Loom which is available for download free! See Robyn's blog for how to get the book which is an amazing resource. I have added the preface from the download website below so that you can see what is available.

A Practical Study of the Development of Weaving Techniques in China, Western Asia, and Europe

Second Edition, 2009 John Becker was the youngest of the old guard in Scandinavian hand-weaving, and one of the last to know the traditional techniques from daily production. He was also an artist, had the beginning of an academic education, and was careful to draw on other experts as necessary, so that his book is unique: based on his own very extensive experience as a weaver, on personal examination of numerous artefacts, and on written sources in Scandinavian languages, English, French, German, Spanish, Flemish, Chinese and Japanese. In his practical research he wove replicas of ancient samples, and learned from this a great deal about the ancient techniques.