Several months ago I decided that I wanted to know if it was practical to use the structure Beiderwand for my fine thread warps. It is not a commonly used block structure and does not appear on every block substitution list in weaving programs. I knew it was a compound weave, used extensively for bed curtains in Germany centuries ago.
Rummaging through my own books I found a number of definitions of Beiderwand (which is why I am not attempting to define it here), but not that little clue that I wanted. The answer! Complex Weavers Library. Of course! It is an amazing resource for members. The librarian, Tim Flint (yet another incredible Complex Weaver volunteer!), sent me a marvelous box, 2 sets of samples and a monograph I would not have found elsewhere.
Now, who could not be fascinated with what is beyond a cover like that? And the samples were equally as interesting.
I have not decided on if or when I will use this structure. I am busy procrastinating on threading the darn potholder warp.