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The Enigma of Shadow Weave Illuminated

A Resource for Learning the Shadow Weave

Take a deeper dive into shadow weave with the book The Enigma of Shadow Weave Illuminated: Understanding Classic Drafts for Inspired Weaving Today by Rebecca Winter.

The unusual structure of shadow weave creates works that shimmer and glow with multifaceted dark-and-light colour. This book provides the answers to the questions:

  • How and why did the renowned weavers, Mary Meigs Atwater and Marian Powell, develop shadow weave?
  • How exactly does shadow weave work?
  • How do you write shadow weave drafts of your own design?

With a focus on Marian Powell’s method of weave drafting, you'll get the answers to all of these questions. Master weaver Rebecca Winter, will also teach you the history of the intricacies of shadow weave and help you understand the weave structure and how it functions as a colour-and-weave effect.

Expand your weaving with included drafts—the five original drafts developed in 1942 by Mary Meigs Atwater, as well as 10 original drafts developed by the author.

Handweavers of all levels, whether you work on eight or fewer shafts, can be confident this book will provide everything you need to know to advance your skills toward a clear understanding of shadow weave. Get ready to create your shadow weave gems!

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