This is the most important new weaving book Interweave Press has published in almost 20 years. Sharon Alderman, one of the finest weavers in America, has written a book that teaches you the finer points of weave structure in the same personal way a friend would encourage and inspire you. Clear explanations, wonderful examples, and color photographs of stunning fabrics introduce you to the fundamental principles of weave structure. Beyond selecting or modifying a draft, Sharon also helps you make decisions about choosing the fibers and yarns you need to produce endlessly inventive fabrics. Comprehensive and detailed, the chapters cover plain weave, twills, satin, waffle weaves, distortions of the grid, three-element weaves, loom-controlled double weave, Bedford cords and piques, loom-controlled pile weaves, and crepe weaves. This book is destined to become a new classic and should be on every weaver's bookshelf.