Pattern and Loom: A Practical Study of the Weaving Techniques in China, Western Asia and Europe

ebook
NNC resource

John Becker (with the collaboration of Donald B. Wagner)
2013

When John Becker’s Pattern and Loom was posthumously published in 1987, the work was hailed as an important work that revealed much new knowledge on the development of weaving techniques across the centuries from China through to Europe. The key to the book’s almost forensic investigation of its subject was the author himself, a Danish damask weaver with a lifetime’s practical experience in his craft and an intimate knowledge of weaving techniques that allowed him to decipher, experiment and interpret original techniques from small remnants of surviving material. Long out of print, the work has been tidied and reset by Becker’s collaborator on the original work, the sinologist Don Wagner.

Pattern and Loom: A Practical Study of the Weaving Techniques in China, Western Asia and Europe