An Exaltation of Blocks
Presales are being taken at this time. Books should be in stock and shipped mid - May. Each copy is numbered and autographed, pre-sale copies are also personalized.
An Exaltation of Blocks is a two-volume set of books by Rosalie Neilson on symmetric block design. The 140-page Volume One describes how motifs were developed to provide the interactive Toolkit of 72 printed Design Pages and 49 Transparent Overlays. It includes chapters on how to convert 6-block patterns into three different weave structures: Summer and Winter, Huck Lace, and Warp-faced Rep. It also includes a chapter suggesting ways to change symmetric motifs into asymmetric patterns. Volume Two contains the Toolkit of twelve envelopes where the Pages and Overlays are stored. The Toolkit is divided into two sections. Section One Design Pages and Transparent Overlays jump starts a weaver into 6-block patterns suitable for 8-shaft looms. The Section Two Design Pages illustrate the 1,024 4-block motifs which are also compatible with 8-shaft looms. The Transparent Overlays convert these into 5-, 6-, 7-, and 8-block motifs suitable for looms with more than eight shafts.
The 9” x 12” book comes with its own storage box and retails for $125 for the set.
The first printing is a limited edition of 500 copies, each numbered and signed by Rosalie.
The images show the 4-block Design Page labeled D from the Section One Toolkit, and two different styles of Transparent Overlays labeled 6 and 10. Each style, when placed on the same Design Page, illustrates the wide variety of 6-block patterns which occur. The numbers which appear under the patterns can be used to reference the design elements used in constructing the patterns.
International Shipping information - the book is 6 pounds packaged. This means it can't ship First Class for International orders. It has to ship via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx Ground. Best rates I've found are Fed Ex Ground to Canada $43.00 and other countries appear to be around $50.00 for USPS Priority.
Sorry, this book is not included in our volume discounts!