A Manual of Fingerweaving
by Robert J. Austin
The craft of fingerweaving is becoming a lost art. This great "how-to" book contains comprehensive instructions and wonderful color photos that show all there is to know about fingerweaving. Traditional Indian patterns, weaving techniques and materials, beginner to advanced weaving projects, historical photos, and more.
Mastering Weave Structures
by Sharon D. Alderman
This exploration into the structure of various weaves provides an understanding of how each weave works, guiding weavers to design and weave their own beautiful fabrics. The underlying principles that govern a particular kind of structure are explained, as are modifying the basic draft and choosing fibers and yarns. Comprehensive and detailed, the book covers plain weave, twills, satin, waffle weaves, distortions of the grid, three-element weaves, loom-controlled double weave, Bedford cords and piques, loom-controlled pile weaves, and crepe weaves.
Mexican Textiles: Spirit and Style
by Masako Takahashi
In the dazzling pages of "Mexican Textiles," photographer and Mexican art aficionado Masako Takahashi shares her love of the form, taking readers on a journey through this sun-drenched land. She visits artisan workshops, weaving centers, lace makers, and family-owned rug manufacturers for an inside view of how traditional fabrics are designed, dyed, woven, and finished. Overflowing with exuberance and creative ideas, and including a resource section listing the major textile markets and vendors throughout Mexico, "Mexican Textiles" is an indispensable resource book for appreciating and collecting artfully crafted Mexican fabrics.
The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Across the World
by Ann Hecht
Supported by 170 illustrations, Hecht's text focuses on eight areas of special interest: Navaho weaving; bedouin textiles in the Middle EAst; West African narrowstrip weaving; Indonesian textiles; "kasuri" resist dyeing in Japan; inlay weaving in Nepal; brocaded motifs from Guatemala; and Peruvian tapestry weaving. She describes the fibers used, the methods of spinning and dyeing, the types of loom, and the techniques of weaving with examples of the textiles from each area.
The Magic of Hand Weaving: The Basics and Beyond
by Sigrid Piroch
Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth out of necessity, tradition, and art. This is a resource for all those with an interest in the amazing process.
Twined Rag Rugs
by Bobbie Irwin
Rug twining is so simple it can be done by all ages and skill levels, and is especially beneficial for seniors or anyone who wants to increase manual dexterity. The materials are practically free (fabric scraps) and the results are durable, heirloom quality floor coverings. Step-by-step instructions for nine samplers and 10 full-size rugs are included.
Woven Treasures: One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques
by Sara Lamb
From creative conception to completion, aspiring fiber artists are given accessible yet in-depth instructions on hand-manipulating weaving techniques, such as soumak, twining, cut pile, cardweaving, inkle weaving, and plain weave. Containing six easy-to-follow weaving tutorials and projects for eight exquisite hand-woven bags, this manual encourages personal, creative distinctions and promotes understanding and appreciation of the color and textural components of traditional folk weaving style.