WEAVING MAGIC: Patterns from Oriental Countries and 25 Patterns in Plain Tablet Weave, Otfried Staudigel.
Tablet weaving is one of those ancient weaving techniques that are either over simplified with too easy patterns or the instructions are so intricate that the really fascinating patterns from the past require a PhD to follow. This
book from Germany breathes new life into the presentation of advanced tablet weaving techniques. The charts of the double-sided figurative patterns from the Arabic cultures and a batch of nice simple set-up patterns and six-hole tablet patterns really make this a must have for band weavers. (Text is in both English & German). ISBN-10: 3831113130. 249
pages, softcover, $65.00
WEAVING, Kirsten Glasbrook
Even if the modernistic samples and bright, primary colors in this book are not
your favorite decorating style, the clear how-to instructions give you
confidence to interpret the techniques into your own preferred designs. Basic
methods are demonstrated through large, color photographs. All the tapestries in
this book were woven on simple, rectangular frames, and you can even adapt an
old picture frame for this purpose, and use rug yarn for the weft. (A valuable
hint to someone who wants to try the skill before investing a lot of money in a
loom.) From a solitary heart to circles, simple landscapes then progress on to a
labyrinth and incredibly detailed side-woven panels. This book is a wealth of
knowledge on the subject of weaving. ISBN: 0855329386 8½"
x 11½", softcover. $21.95 #139228
THE TECHNIQUES OF
TABLET WEAVING, Peter Collingwood.
To finally have this magnificent book available again is just wonderful (This
edition has been re-typeset and rearranged). No other English writer has
been able to so clearly and thoroughly explore a difficult technique. With
photos of historic pieces, many diagrams, and clear text, the author delves so
deeply into areas, like double-face twill patterning, plain/twined weaves,
brocades and patterned velvet, that you'll probably be starting a study group
just to see what some of these patterns look like. Many black and white
photos and illustrations. ISBN: 1566590558. 320 pages, 8 1/4" x
11" softcover, $35.00 #139219
TEXTILES 5000 YEARS:
An International History and Illustrated Survey, Jennifer Harris (Editor).
A comprehensive history of world textiles, this is the collaboration of 24 British authors associated with museums and universities, each a specialist in a particular period of textile production. The collaboration is expertly managed so that each section brings together the separate threads of the social, technological, and stylistic development of the period. Dazzling color photographs of the textiles cited as examples appear next to their references in the text. If you could not read a word, you would love the textiles photographed in this book. 425 illustrations, including 327 in full color.
ISBN-10: 0810938758. Hardcover. $75.00 #139660
TEXTURES AND PATTERNS FOR THE RIGID HEDDLE LOOM,
Originally published in 1980, the 45 page version of this book has been out of
print for over 20 years. This revised version has all new photos and new
material including double weave with 2 rigid heddles. There are over 70 pages of
written information, and some color photos as well. The book comes with a spiral
binding so that you can lay it flat beside your loom to use as a reference. 74
pages, 6 color pages, $29.00. #139631
TIME TO WEAVE:
Simply Elegant Projects to make in Almost No Time, Jane Patrick.
Fiber enthusiasts are always interested in getting their hands into a different textile art. This book is the perfect book to introduce weaving to the novice in an approachable and inspirational fashion. Traditional and ancient techniques are drawn on using simple equipment and tools and most projects don't require a loom! Braided mats, necklace with beads, woven paper cards, waves window hanging, and plaited paper basket are just a few of the appealing and "do-able" weaving projects.
ISBN-10: 1931499594. 8½'' X 9'' softcover, 128 pages. $21.95