Weaving involves straight, parallel, and gridlike lines, but as Norma Smayda shows, ondule--weaving with curving warp threads--offers new directions. This is the first book on ondule textiles, and includes clear information on every aspect, from instructions to design tips to a comprehensive history of thefan reed, the tool that makes ondule possible. Smayda shares the details of her own learning experiences with numerous ondule warps in a variety of fibers. More than 180 color photos also feature stunningly beautiful work by five other contemporary and two twentieth-century weavers, plus intriguing historic Japanese textiles. Also included are sections on weft ondule, designing a fan or hybrid reed, and the thought processes behind twenty-one of the featured projects, including drafts. This reference will serve as foundation and inspiration for your ondule weaving.