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Major Variances Between Tapestry Editions

The chart below shows you at a glance the major changes that were made, year to year, as we have continued to update, revise, and improve Tapestry plans for you, the user.

Again, our strong recommendation for co-op groups is that all members use Tapestry of Grace DE. For those who already own a print copy, this will mean a DE Upgrade. For those who are new to Tapestry, the DE version is the least expensive and most flexible option available! Investing your group in DE means that you can yearly put everyone on the same page easily and for free!

The gray boxes in the chart below indicate the only changes between Printings are ones that incorporate out-of-print books that resulted in minor changes or minor typos. The chart progresses as a time line. Later Printings (or copyright dates) are not necessarily compatible with previous versions. It is important to read the information in the white squares to discover if your versions will work together easily.

Before planning your reading assignments for the year, agree on a specific book list. Some groups will adopt a single copyright edition as their standard; others may mix and match from various Tapestry Printings. (Please be aware that mixing and matching rhetoric literature from various Printings may prove to be difficult.) After agreeing on the book list, co-op members may need to access the Book Updates Charts which are organized by year-plan copyright dates. Co-op members may need to either use DE or modify their current year-plan in order to use it with others.

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
2006 Y1 Redesigned 1st and 2nd printings released. Easily compatible until 2013. The difference between 1st and 2nd printing is correction of typos and incorporation of replacement titles for out-of-print books. Only Classic available. Not compatible with Redesign. Only Classic available. Not compatible with Redesign. Only Classic available. Not compatible with Redesign.
2007   Y2 Redesigned 1st printing released. Future editions are not easily compatible for Rhetoric Literature only.    
2008 Y1 Redesigned DE released in December. Easily compatible until 2013. Y2 Redesigned DE and Y2 2nd Printing released in December. Rhetoric Literature underwent a significant revision which would make compatibility difficult with the 1st printing. These rhetoric literature changes affected the Student Activity Pages and Teacher's Notes. Y3 Redesigned 1st printing released in December. Y3 Redesigned DE released. Easily compatible until 2013.  
2009     Check the Book Updates Charts if you are doing Dialectic History Units 2-4 or Rhetoric Worldview in Unit 2. Assignments using books about Queen Victoria or Mormonism have been substantially affected by OOP books. Choose between archived or replacement information for co-ops. Y4 Redesigned DE released.
2010        
2011   Check the Book Updates Charts if doing Rhetoric History Unit 1. Weeks 1-5, 7-8 are substantially affected by an OOP book about the Byzantine Empire. Choose between archived or replacement information for co-ops. Check the Book Updates Charts if you are doing Dialectic History Units 1, 3, or 4. Assignments using books about Africa have been substantially affected by OOP books. Choose between archived or replacement information for co-ops.  
2012 We did not publish an update in 2012.
2013 Click here to read about book deletions which will NOT BE ARCHIVED ON OUR BOOK UPDATES CHART (BUC) nor listed as replacement pages.
This Printing is not easily compatible with other Printings. Y1 3rd printing released incrementally beginning in March. This 3rd printing has a significant overhaul in a number of different ways: History and Church History discussions have been beefed up considerably, with new titles for ancient history added in many week-plans that lacked them in the 2nd printing. Rhetoric Literature has been revamped to include the unified Poetics. Also, the complete Iliad and Aeneid are now offered, as well as a Greek comedy (The Frogs) and a study on the Gospels as literature. Two Greek tragedies have been removed, and one (Trojan Women) added. The Norton Anthology of Western Literature is no longer needed: it has been replaced by individual titles. Co-ops will need to decide which printing to use, as merging the two printings will be difficult. This Printing is not easily compatible with other Printings. Y2 3rd printing released in May. Changes to this year-plan are primarily a result of the new, unified Poetics, some rearrangement of Rhetoric Literature class plans, and the inclusion of replacement titles to the Reading Assignment Charts. Also, the complete Commedia by Dante will be offered, as well as Sense and Sensibility. Several smaller titles have been removed, as well as the Norton Anthology of English Literature. Instead, we will be offering our own Year 2 Shorter Works Anthology. Co-ops will need to decide which printing to use, as merging any of the three printings will be difficult. This Printing is not easily compatible with other Printings. Y3 2nd printing released in April. Changes to this year-plan primarily involve the new, unified Poetics, inclusion of replacement titles to the Reading Assignment Charts, and some rearrangement of rhetoric Literature class-plans. In the rhetoric literature, Pride and Prejudice has been removed and the Year 3 Shorter Works Anthology (2nd Printing) has been somewhat rearranged, with some poems removed and one or two new works added. (If you purchased this Anthology in the past, you can still use your Anthology, but will need to find/print one 50-page work: The Sorrows of Young Werther.) This Printing is not easily compatible with other Printings. Y4 2nd Printing released in March. Changes to this year-plan primarily involve the addition of the new, unified Poetics and the inclusion of replacement titles for out-of-print books to the Reading Assignment Charts. In Rhetoric Literature, minimal changes have been made simply to integrate the new Poetics.
The 2013 Poetics will not be on the Loom in 2013 copies. It has been fully completed, systemetized over four year-plans, and changed. Thus, it will not work easily with previous printings: [Year 1 (1st and 2nd); Year 2 (1st and 2nd); Year 3 (1st) and Year 4 (1st)]. If you own these previously printed/issued plans, you will NOT want to purchase the printed copy of Poetics that will be for sale at our store.
2014        
2015        
2016 Lower grammar and upper grammar geography assignments have been streamlined to better match the reading assignments. Map Aids has been updated with all new maps for each learning level, and encompasses the new assignments for LG and UG. Lower grammar and upper grammar geography assignments have been streamlined to better match the reading assignments. Map Aids has been updated with all new maps for each learning level, and encompasses the new assignments for LG and UG.    
2017 There were several changes this year. Approximately 80 books went out-of-print across all four year-plans, and thus there are many new titles. The color scheme in the Teacher's Notes was changed to gray. Dialectic literature definitions were standardized. Art history books were added for lower grammar, upper grammar, and dialectic. There were several changes this year. Approximately 80 books went out-of-print across all four year-plans, and thus there are many new titles. The color scheme in the Teacher's Notes was changed to gray. Dialectic literature definitions were standardized. Art history books were added for lower grammar, upper grammar, and dialectic. There were several changes this year. Approximately 80 books went out-of-print across all four year-plans, and thus there are many new titles. The color scheme in the Teacher's Notes was changed to gray. Dialectic literature definitions were standardized. Art history books were added for lower grammar, upper grammar, and dialectic. There were several changes this year. Approximately 80 books went out-of-print across all four year-plans, and thus there are many new titles. The color scheme in the Teacher's Notes was changed to gray. Dialectic literature definitions were standardized. Art history books were added for lower grammar, upper grammar, and dialectic.

How to Find your Copyright Dates:

Classic Year-Plans Copyright date only on front matter of units.
2007-2008 Copyright date only on front matter of printed units.
2008- Copyright date along side of each page of printed units or DE.