First published in 1944, the Handweaver’s Pattern Book collects 345 threadings, tie-ups and treadlings for a variety of weave structures. In the sixty years since it first hit shelves, the Handweaver’s Pattern Book has become a cult classic of the medium. Used time and time again for inspiration in traditional weaving techniques as well as the basis for contemporary art, as seen in the installation by Polly Apfelbaum on view in the exhibition Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today.
Taking the Handweaver’s Pattern Book as source material, join artist Debra Rapoport for free, drop-in, hands-on making salons in creating works using weaving techniques. Using a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials, Rapoport guides novices and experts alike in the making of their very own contemporary creations.