Weaving Books

NEW! Magical Materials to Weave

Magical Materials to WeaveBlending Tradtional and Innovative yarns. For weavers who want to learn innovative techniques that blend traditional and high-tech yarns on multi-shaft looms into unique material, this book from highly respected weaver Lotte Dalgaard is the ultimate resources. Dalgaard worked for more than 10 years developing inventive hand-loomed fabric with attractive pleats, folds, frills, and crinkles, working closely with fashion designer Ann Schmidt who took Dalgaard’s pioneering fabrics and shaped them into garments—without cutting. The results are fascinating and set a whole new style of hand-woven fashion. Loom-formed textiles are exciting because the cloth becomes the protagonist, not simply a backdrop for the pattern-cutting design skills. Dalgaard now shares her secrets in this straightforward guidebook that includes a helpful list of yarn suppliers, a shrinkage chart, and dozens of illustrative photographs and diagrams, so all weavers can share in the pleasure and play with magical materials.

   $24.95  Quantity  


NEW! Color and Texture in Weaving

Learn how to use color and texture in your weavingGive woven textiles a contemporary twist with Color and Texture in Weaving. Learn to mix color and yarn types to create textiles that are rich with color and texture as well as refreshing and modern. Using either a simple four- or eight-shaft loom you can discover how to mix color and yarn types to maximize visual effects in your weaving.

If you're new to the loom, you'll find complete instructions on how to get your loom set up with illustrated diagrams and beginner-friendly lifting patterns. And if you've already mastered the basic skills, you'll find Color and Texture in Weaving to be a dependable weaving resource with complex techniques and a wealth of inspiring patterns. There are hundreds of weaving patterns within for you to enjoy; each is illustrated with swatches of finished textiles, setup diagrams, lifting patterns, and fabric samples shown in large, full-color photos to highlight the detail.

   $26.95  Quantity  


NEW! Weaving Classic Crackle and More

Weaving CrackleCrackle is a surprisingly versatile weave structure with exciting design potential. Weave Classic Crackle and More offers a comprehensive explanation of drafting the crackle weave structure and weaving classic crackle. Tools and tips for independent designing add extra depth to your study of crackle. Explore crackle’s flexibility with a myriad of treadling variations, including an in-depth discussion of polychrome techniques. Learn about the expanded possibilities and unique challenges presented by crackle on more than four shafts. Over 200 images illustrate the methods described.

   $34.95  Quantity  

NEW! The Weaver's Idea Book

the weavers idea book- weaving instructionsCreative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom. The Weaver's Idea Book presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography. The book is arranged by structure or type of weave, from variations on plain weave to doubleweave. With traditional patterns from around the world, bands, and fabrics woven on two double heddles,Weaving tips and tricks help weavers at all levels achieve their textile dreams. In addition to pattern drafts, Jane offers project ideas that guide the reader through creating functional woven projects, from wearables to home decor.

   $29.95  Quantity  

Best of Weaver's Summer and Winter Plus

best of weavers summer and winterOver 40 Projects in Summer & Winter and other Tied Unit Weaves. Creating exciting, luxurious fabrics will come easily to beginning and experienced crafters alike, with this compendium of special weaving structures. Featuring more than 40 projects and instructions for designing and drafting more designs, the guide presents weavers with detailed directions for summer, winter, diamond, taquet, samitum, and polychrome weaves. This collection features patterns for coverlets, garments, table linens, and rugs. 

   $28.95 Quantity  


Best of Weaver's Huck Lace best of weavers huck lace

 A Collection of the best articles from Weaver's on the area of pattern weaving encompassing huck lace. The result is a beautiful look at some of the more interesting texture weaves and projects utilizing them. The articles range from simple traditional 4-harness huck to dobby loom network drafting. Complex weavers and beginners will marvel at these projects and fall in love with huck (if they are not already) The best part of this book is the clear pattern diagrams accompanied by detailed photos of the weave structure. Over 40 projects, practice sampler.

    $28.95 Quantity  


Weaving for Beginners, an Illustrated Guide

Peggy OsterkampOkay, so why THIS book? No matter what you are planning to weave you will use this book as a treasured reference guide over and over again! Weaving for Beginners is jam packed with useful information, tips and tricks that you can learn something new even if you are not a beginning weaver.  Let master weaver Peggy Osterkamp show you how it's done. More time and more pleasure from your weaving -- that's what Peggy Osterkamp's New Guide to Weaving series offers novice and experienced weavers alike. The methods Osterkamp describes are based on many sources: Europe's centuries-old tradition of efficient handweaving as a livelihood, adaptations for handweaving from the textile industry, techniques taught by Jim Ahrens, the original designer of AVL looms, and her own experiences teaching and weaving. This Book has one objective: make four harness weaving easier for beginners! Spiralbound. Hardcover.

    $49.50 Quantity  


NEW! The Weavers Studio: Doubleweave


Doubleweave is the art of weaving two layers of cloth at the same time, one above the other on the loom, creating beautiful cloth that is reversible yet unique on each side. Using pick-up techniques and clever color mixing, patterns emerge that are different but complementary on each side.
You will learn all the basics of doubleweave techniques, as well as tips and tricks of setting up the warp. Specialty techniques are shown for 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms. The weaving effects covered include lace, tubular weave, pick-up, color mixing, and more. And since doubleweave showcases color and pattern in unique ways, you will learn how to use these to great effect in your cloth designs. Throughout The Weavers Studio: Doubleweave you will find a wealth of inspiration with many examples of finished cloth and projects, from wall hangings and table runners to scarves and pillows.

    $26.95 Quantity  


Woven Treasures

Woven TreasuresRenowned fiber artist Sara Lamb offers  inspiration and project planning for her signature hand-manipulated techniques. Lamb leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures. A technique section of 6 folk weaving tutorials, such as hand-manipulating weaving techniques with a multi-technique sampler that gives basic instructions for soumak, twining, cut pile, card weaving and more! Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book include the history of folk weaving techniques, as well as Lamb's signature beaded and stitched embellishment designs.

$24.95 Quantity  


The Journal

journal for weaversFor Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers - Peter Collingwood Special Edition

Get this one! Reprints of Peter Collingwood’s most memorable articles from the Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The Journal is complete with Jason Collingwood’s memories of his father and Interview with Peter Collingwood on ply-split braiding.

The Journal  $15.95  Quantity  


Mastering Weave Structures

sharon alderman weaving booksTransforming Great Ideas into Cloth. What a great book if you want to delve deeper into weaving. A Must Have! This book is as crisp and clean as a damask tablecloth, as deep as a 16 harness waffle-weave towel, as durable as a 24 harness figured twill, as contemporary as a computer generated network weave. Not specifically a book of pattern weaves or a beginning weavers how-to reference, it is much more. Simply put Mastering Weave Structures is a textbook on the weave structures available to harness-loom weavers. What a difference Sharon Alderman's weaving and teaching experience make in presenting to the serious weaver this life long reference work on woven structure design. The traditional patterns are developed here, but with the purpose of making them available to the weaver to develop just the right structure for the material and purpose of their projects. We don't say this about all the books we see, but Mastering Weave Structures is a classic reference and textbook.

$29.95 Quantity  

Weaving Made Easy!

weaving made easyWeaving Made Easy is the beginning weavers’ ultimate guide to making fun, simple, and functional weaving projects from start to finish. Weaving Made Easy features seventeen simple projects made on the rigid heddle loom, a small, portable, and affordable weaving loom. Weaving Made Easy includes a step-by-step guide on getting started weaving; weaving vocab. 101, tools and materials explained, the basics of warp and weft, and how to start weaving. Weaving Made Easy offers clear instructions for how to make various practical fabrics, from drapy to sturdy scarves and bags to belts, placemats, rugs, and more.

   $24.95 Quantity  

Best of Weaver's: Overshot is Hot!

Best of WeaversWith more than 30 of the best overshot projects compiled from 20 years of Weaver's magazine and Prairie Wool Companion, this weaver’s reference combines step-by-step instructions with weaving theory. Best of Weaver's Overshot features such projects as heirloom linens, traditional coverlets, and colorful modern applications for scarves, table toppers, and wall hangings are presented, covering everything a crafter needs to know to design fabulous fabrics in overshot and its cousin star-and-diamond weave. Both beginners and advanced weavers working on at least four-shaft looms will delight in the projects provided.

    $28.95 Quantity  


The Handweaver's Pattern Directory

handweavers patternsThis weaving compendium is destined to become the next reference tool on every weaver’s bookshelf! The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory is a full-color practical guide to weave structures for 4-shaft looms that features drafts for 600 weaves including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, block drafts, and specialized techniques. Each structure includes a color photograph, threading and treadling sequences, and degree of difficulty. Readers will find sections on tools and equipment, types of fibers and yarns, weaving basics, finishing techniques, ideas to encourage experimentation with different yarns, looms, and colors, and a full glossary of international weaving terminology. The book is divided into five sections for clarity: straight draft, point draft, block weaves, lace weaves, and specialized techniques. Individual samples are shown actual size or bigger from the front view, with a detail showing the reverse view where this is of particular interest. For purposes of comparison and pattern clarity, for each two-page unit of samples, the same color thread is often used for warp or weft. Extended samples (gamps) use different threading drafts and thread color combinations to increase the range of options available to the weaver. Pre-order for fall delivery!

    $34.95 Quantity 

Learning to Weave, Revised Edition

learning to weaveMore than 40,000 weaver have used this unparalleled study guide to learn from scratch or hone their skills. All of the basics are covered: understanding the tools of weaving, making a good warp three ways, reading and designing drafts, and understanding weave structures. We don't know of a better weaving text to teach yourself how to weave on a table or floor loom. Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11, 232 pages, color photographs and black and white illustrations throughout. 

$25.95  Quantity  

Navajo Weaving Way, The Path from Fleece to Rug

navajo weavingOne of the best "How to books" on Navajo weaving! Navajo Weaving Way is a compilation of Noël Bennett's earlier books on Navajo rug-weaving traditions, Working with the Wool and Designing with the Wool, both now out of print. This book augments the information in Bennett's out-of-print works with all-new chapters on spinning, carding and dyeing techniques. Illustrations include photographs by John Running of native women carding, spinning, and weaving, along with line drawings depicting specific techniques. Paperbound, 8 x 10, 160 p, 25 black & white photographs,              50 line drawings

   $21.95    Quantity     


The Ashford Book of Weaving for the four Shaft Loom

the ashford book of four shaft weavingLearn how to weave with Anne Field! 175 pages packed with informative weaving "how to" weaving patterns and projects, full color, inspirational and informative text. Written specifically for the Ashford four harness table loom, this comprehensive book will be your helpful 'Weaving Teacher" for any kind of four harness loom. It covers planning a warp, pattern drafting, weaving techniques and fourteen innovative projects. New weavers take note!

  $34.95 Quantity 

The Ashford book of Weaving for Knitters

the ashford book of weaving for knitters25 Easy Scarf Projects using Fancy Yarns and the Ashford Knitters Loom. Let international weaving teacher and fiber artist Rowena Hart show you how knitters can enjoy weaving. She will show your how to use all the wonderful fancy knitting yarns to produce spectacular woven pieces. This book is the ideal companion for the Ashford knitters loom!

$21.95 Quantity

The Ashford Book of Projects for the Eight Shaft Loom

weaving instructions for eight harness loomsThis book contains a variety of weaving techniques from twill variations in the Scandinavian tradition to multi shaft summer-&-winter and modern backed weaves. The new owner of an eight shaft loom and the experienced weaver will both find inspiration and challenges in this collection of placemats, towels, shawls, wall hangings, and suit material. Author Elsa Krogh is a master weaver and teacher living in the north of Denmark. 

$14.95  Quantity  

Weavers Companion

weavers companionSave your brain for being creative. Let this small, sturdy, spiral-bound volume keep track of the weaving details. It's all here: sett and sleying charts, formulas for calculating warp and weft, fiber identification tests, basic weave drafts, finishing techniques, fiber factoids, a must-have gray scale, design shortcuts, and much, much, more! You'll use it 40 times a day. This is the third book in Interweave's best-selling "Companion Series." Spiral-bound, 5 x 7, 112 pages, line drawings and charts. A great reference tool!

   $19.95  Quantity