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  • Keywords
    • Bateman Blend,
    • Bateman Blend variations,
    • Dr. William Bateman,
    • Weaving,
    • Weaving workbook,
    • Ties in Weaving,
    • 8-16 shaft Weaves

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Weaving Bateman Blend
My Own Journey
by Margaret Franklin

"Weaving Bateman Blend, The Companion Book" is a "workshop to go"! The book is an Intermediate weaving resource emphasizing the role of ties and tie groups in weaving. It introduces Dr. William Bateman's weave systems, but zeroes in on one of them, Bateman Blend. The book is named The Companion Book as it compliments the original Monograph # 36, of Virginia Harvey's set of published works on Bateman weaves, striving to make "Blend" come alive for today's weavers. The Blend structure is explained and demonstrated in the many samples woven by the author. Colour photos of the 50 or more pieces will draw you in to weave Bateman today! Some are examples of the weaves for today's purposes. Some are original variations and extensions of the 8 shaft weaves of Dr. Bateman to 12 and more shafts. The book concludes with the story of Dr. Bateman's work, a Bibliography, and Index. (Readers are encouraged to use other resources such as "Learning to Weave" by Deborah Chandler, or "The Complete Book of Weaving" by Mary E. Black for basic weaving instruction.)

This is the first contemporary book to intensely delve into a study of one of the individual Bateman Weaves, the Bateman Blend. Well written with good weaving drafts and weaving information, this thoroughly illustrated book brings Bateman weaves to life and into current times. Written as a self-study guide to Bateman Blend, this book should be in the library of every weaver interested in structure and patterning. Jette Vandermeiden, Complex Weaver, Teanaustaye Textiles.

Margaret Franklin has been a serious student of weaving for nearly 20 years, following earlier experiences and teaching in multiple textile related fields. She is a graduate (B.Sc.) (Home Economics-Textiles) of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Ontario. Margaret is inspired by pattern and “hand” in textiles, and by the beauty and technique of textiles from around the world, especially Africa, Japan, the Americas, and Early Canadian and American weaving. This fascination began with her exposure while studying as a volunteer Docent at the Textile Museum of Canada. In this book, Margaret has focused particularly on Dr. William Bateman’s weaving legacy from the 1950’s, the result of extensive research and actual replication and new adaptations of his weaving system, Bateman Blend.


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