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The Bible for Weavers: Marguerite P Davison: A Handweaver's Pattern Book. First printed in 1944, it contains 345 threading drafts for 4 shaft looms, with 1200 designs, all illustrated. 

Anne Dixon (2007), The Handweaver's Pattern DirectoryInterweave. With over 600 drafts, this book has colour photos for the 4 shaft loom. 

Carol Strickler (ed.) (1991) A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, Interweave. Containing almost 1000 patterns on more than 25 weave structures, this book provides explanations of how the structures work. 

Lucille Landis: Twills and Twill Derivatives, 1977. Design your own 4 to 8 Harnesses. Available at the Guild Library for borrowing.

Williams, Mary: The Weaving Patterns of Edward Hussey: being notes on Edward Hussey: his pattern book 1787, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 2016. "In 1988 Mary Williams received a gift that changed the direction of her work as a weaver. It was a photographed copy of a manuscript weaving book written by her husband’s great-great-great-grandfather, Edward Hussey, who was a weaver in North Wales. The book was stared in 1788, so that it was written just before the Industrial Revolution which radically changed the lives of handweavers and the history of handweaving. Williams has deciphered the material in the book and, where possible, worked out the weaving diagrams and tested them by weaving textiles from them. This is an invaluable book for anyone interested in historical weaving patterns or simply wanting unusual and beautiful patterns to weave." (Back cover)






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