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Here is a listing of the many resources we have to support your projects.

There are BOOKS, MAGAZINES, WORKSHOP HANDOUTS, PAMPHLETS, and VIDEOS.


BOOKS:

1. Adrosko, Rita J. Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing: A Practical Guide with over 150 Recipes

2. Alderman, Sharon A Handweaver’s Notebook

3. Andersen, Lee You Knit Unique (1985)

4. Anderson, Beryl Creative Spinning, Weaving & Plant Dyeing

5. Atwater, Mary Meigs The Shuttle Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving

6. Becher, Lotte Handweaving – Designs & Instructions

7. Blumenau, Lili The Art & Craft of Hand Weaving – Including Fabric Design (two copies)

8. Blumenau, Lili Creative Designing in Wall Hangings

9. Brooks, Evelyn Your Textile Printing (1950)

10. Cason, Marjorie… The Art of Bolivian Highland Weaving

11. Cloisters Unicorn Tapestries

12. Davison, Marguerite P. A Handweaver’s Pattern Book

13. de Saint-Aubin, Charles… Art of the Embroiderer (1983)

14. del Deo, Gallinger Rug Weaving for Everyone

15. Drooker, Penelope B. Embroidering with the Loom: Creative Combinations of Weaving & Stitchery

16. Drooker, Penelope B. Samples You Can Use: A Handweaver’s Guide to Creative Exploration

17. Droop, Joan Rugmaking –A Practical Introduction (1971)

18. Epstein, Roslyn American Indian Needlepoint Designs for Pillows, Belts, Handbags and Other Projects (1973)

19. Finley, Ruth E. Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them

20. Fisher, Joan The Creative Art of Needlepoint Tapestry (1972)

21. Frey, Berta Designing and Drafting for Handweavers

22. Gaddum, H. T. & Co Silk – How & Where It Is Produced (1979)

23. Gilman, Rachel & … Step By Step Basketry (1977)

24. Gombrich, E. H. The Story of Art (1968)

25. Gostelow, Mary (ed) The Complete Guide to Needlework Techniques and Materials (1982)

26. Grae, Ida Nature’s Colors – Dyes from Plants

27. Groff, Russell E. 200 Patterns for Multiple Harness Looms

28. Gutcheon, Beth The Perfect Patchwork Primer

29. HGA Fiber Structures (Introduction by Irene Emery)

30. Hammett, Lorraine The Magic of Scarf Fashions – The Naughty Look

31. Hart, Carol & Dan Natural Basketry (1976)

32. Harvey, Virginia I. Macrame: The Art of Creative Knotting

33. Holland, Nina Inkle Loom Weaving

34. Ickis, Marguerite The Standard Book of Quilt Making & Collecting

35. Itten, Johannes The Elements of Color

36. Johansson, Lillemor Damask & Opphamta (1982)

37. John, Edith Experimental Embroidery (1976)

38. Justema, William & Doris Weaving & Needlecraft Color Course

39. Kliot, Kaethe and Jules Bobbin Lace (1973)

40. Krevitsky, Nik Batik Art & Craft

41. Krochmal, Arnold & Connie The Complete Illustrated Book of Dyes from Natural Sources (two copies)

42. Lasansky, Jeannette Willow, Oak & Rye Basket Traditions in Pennsylvania (1979)

43. Marshall, John Make Your Own Japanese Clothes

44. Mattera, Joanne Rugweaving: Techniques for Two Harnesses

45. Mattera, Joanne Navajo Techniques for Today’s Weaver

46. Mattews, Dr. Washington Navajo Weavers, Navajo Silversmiths (1968)

47. Mayer, Anita Luvera Handwoven Clothing Felted to Wear (1988)

48. Merrill, Ruth Robertson… Barbara ‘N Me – On Lichening and Learning (1975)

49. Miller, Dorothy Indigo From Seed to Dye (1981)

50. Milroy, M.E.W. Guide to Lace-Making (1934)

51. Navajo School of Basketry Indian Basket Weaving (orig 1903)

52. Neher, Evelyn Four-Harness Huck (2 copies)

53. Nelson, Norbert N. Selling Your Crafts (1967)

54. Newman, Sandra Corrie Indian Basket Weaving (1974)

55. Nicholsomn, Joan Creative Embroidery (1960)

56. Nottingham, Pamela Bucks Point Lacemaking (1985)

57. Oelsner, G. H. A Handbook of Weaves

58. Pennington, D. & … A Pictorial Guide to American Spinning Wheels (1975)

59. Phillips, Mary Walker Step-By-Step Macrame (1970)

60. Plath, Iona Handweaving

61. Pyysalo, Helvi,,, Handweaving Patterns from Finland

62. Rainey, Sarita R. Wall Hangings: Designing with Fabric & Thread

63. Regensteiner, Else The Art of Weaving

64. Regensteiner, Else Weaver’s Study Course: Ideas & Techniques

65. Rogers, Ray Creative Rug-Making (two copies) (1969)

66. Safner, Isadora The Weaving Roses of Rhode Island (1985)

67. Saltzman, Ellen Lewis Overshot Weaving (1983)

68. Scobey, Joan Rugmaking From Start to Finish - latch hooking, punch hooking, rya, needlepoint (two copies) (1972)

69. Selander, Malin Swedish Swatches – Red Series

70. Selander, Malin Swedish Swatches – Green Series

71. Shillinglaw, Phyl Introducing Weaving (1972)

72. Sidney, Sylvia Needlepoint Book (1968)

73. Snow, Marjorie & William Step By Step Tablet Weaving (1973)

74. Springer, Jo Creative Needlework (1969)

75. Sunset Book Macrame – Creative Knot Tying (1974)

76. Thorpe, Azalea Stuart… Elements of Weaving (two copies)

77. Thresh, Christine Spinning With A Drop Spindle (1971)

78. Tidball, Harriet The Weaver’s Book: Fundamentals of Handweaving

79. Tod, Osma Gallinger The Joy of Hand Weaving, 2nd Edition (two copies)

80. Tod, Osma Gallinger … Rug Weaving for Everyone (two copies)

81 Tod, Osma Gallinger Wool Stitchery (two copies)

82. Weigle, Palmy Color Exercises for the Weaver: How Yarn Colors Interact on the Loom

83. Weigle, Palmy Double Weave

84. West, Virgina M. Finishing Touches for the Handweaver

85. White, A. V. Weaving Is Fun

86. Wilson, Jean The Pile Weaves: 26 Techniques & How To Do Them

87. Ziek de Rodriguez, Judy… Weaving on a Backstrap Loom: Pattern Designs from Guatemala

88. Znamierowski, Nell Step-By-Step Weaving (1967)



MAGAZINES:

1. Anna – Burda Knitting & Needlcrafts – July 1984

2. The Basketmaker Quarterly – Spring 1985, Vol II, #6 – Welsh Potato Basket

3. The Clarion – America’s Folk Art magazine – Winter 1989, Vol 14, #1 – The History of the Museum of Folk Art, New York City

4. Early American Life magazine – February 1982 – has an article on Handwoven Masterpieces – Southeastern Pennsylvania Coverlets

5. Fiber Arts magazine (39 issues):

- May/June 1976 – Fiber & Architecture

- Volume 3, #2 – Wilma King (sculptural)

- 1977, #1 - Basketry

- 1977, #3 - Stitchery

- 1977, #4 - The Fiber Boom

- 1977, #5 - Accent on Europe

- 1977, #6 - Fiber Ten

- 1978, #2 - Helena Hernmarke

- Mar/Apr 1983, Vol 10, #2 - Quilts

- Nov/Dec 1983, Vol 10, # 6 – Cross Currents

- Jan/Feb 1984, Vol 11, #1 - Basketry

- May/Jun 1984, Vol 11, #3 – Rugs

- Jul/Aug 1984, Vol 11, #4 – Fiber Sculpture

- Sep/Oct 1984, Vol 11, #5 – Costume

- Nov/Dec 1984, Vol 11, #6 – The Creative Process

- Jan/Feb 1985, Vol 12, #1 – Fiber & Architecture

- Mar/Apr 1985, Vol 12 #2 – Stitch By Stitch

- Sep/Oct 1985, Vol 12, #5 – Collaboration

- Nov/Dec 1985, Vol 12, #6 – Collectors & Collecting

- Mar/Apr 1987, Vol 14, #2 – Working With Linen & Bast Fibers

- May/Jun 1987, Vol 14, #3 – Dressing Up

- Nov/Dec 1987, Vol 14, #5 – Evolution

- Jul/Aug 1988, Vol 15, #1 - Basketry

- Sep/Oct 1988, Vol 15, #2 – Portraiture & The Human Form

- Nov/Dec 1988, Vol 15, #3 – Space & Light

- Mar/Apr 1989, Vol 15, #5 – Tapestry

- Nov/Dec 1989, Vol 16, #3 – Quilting

- Mar/Apr 1990, Vol 16, #5 – What’s Hot In Galleries

- Summer 1990, Vol 17, #1 – Political Fiber

- Jan/Feb 1991, Vol 17, #4 – The Creative Process

- Mar/Apr 1991, Vol 17, #5 – Fiber Education

- Jan/Feb 1992, Vol 18, #4 – Commissioned & Collected

- Sep/Oct 1992, Vol 19, # 2

- Nov/Dec 1993, Vol 20, #3 – Gender

- Jan/Feb 1994, Vol 20, #4 – Fiber Under Foot

- Summer 1994, Vol 21, #1 – Fiber In The 90’s

- Sep/Oct 1994, Vol 21, #2 – The Creative Process

- Summer 1995, Vol 22, #1 – Bridging Worlds

- Summer 1996, Vol 23, #1 – Fiber Worldwide

6. Handweaver & Craftsman magazine (25 issues):

- Summer 1963, Volume 14, #3

- Winter 1964, Volume 15, #1

- Spring 1964, Volume 15, #2

- Summer 1964, Volume 15, #3

- Fall 1964, Volume 15, #4

- Winter 1965, Volume 16, #1

- Fall 1965, Volume 16, #4

- Spring 1967, Volume 18, #2

- Winter 1968, Volume 19, #1

- Winter 1971, Volume 22, #1

- Spring 1971, Volume 22, #2

- Summer 1971, Volume 22, #3

- Fall 1971, Volume 22, #4

- Jan/Feb 1972, Volume 23, #1

- Mar/Apr 1972, Volume23, #2

- May/Jun 1972, Volume 23, #3 – How to Build Your Own Loom

- Jul/Aug 1972, Volume 23, #4

- Sep/Oct 1972, Volume 23, #5

- Nov/Dec 1972, Volume 23, #6

- Jan/Feb 1973, Volume 24, #1

- Mar/Apr 1973, Volume 24, #2

- May/Jun 1973, Volume 24, #3

- August 1973, Volume 24, #4

- February 1975, Volume 26, #1

- October 1975, Volume 26, #5

7. Handwoven magazine (7 issues):

- Mar/Apr 1989, Vol X, #2 – Weaving With Linen

- Sep/Oct 1994, Vol XV, #4 – Crackle Weave

- Nov/Dec 1994, Vol XV, #5 – Designing For Interiors

- Mar/Apr 1995, Vol XVI, #2 – Tops & Jackets

- Nov/Dec 1995, Vol XVI, #5 – Arts & Crafts Textiles

- Jan/Feb 1996, Vol XVII, #1 – Fulled Fabrics

- May/Jun 1996, Vol XVII, #3 – Stripes Into Plaids

8. Interweave magazine (5 issues):

- Spring 1978, Volume 3 , #3 – On Dyeing

- Summer 1978, Volume 3, #4 – Rug on cover, articles on silkworms, felting, …

- Winter 1978/79, Volume 4, #1 – Native American Textiles, An Homage

- Fall 1980, Volume V, #4 – Weavers of Guatemala & Peru

- Winter 1980/81, Volume 6, #1 – Twill & Beyond

9. Interweave Press Design Collection #2

10. Interweave Press Design Collection #15

11. Needle & Craft – Fall/Winter 1973

12. Needlecraft For Today – Nov/Dec 1985

13. Shuttle Craft Guild Bulletin (1949, 1950, 1951 – 23 issues – in a folder)

14. Shuttle Craft Guild Handweaver’s Bulletins (1954 – 9 issues)

15. Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot magazine:

- Index: 1969 – 1973

- Index: Winter 1973 – Fall 1974

- Summer 1975, Issue 23

- Spring 1978, Issue 34

- Summer 1978, Issue 35 (two copies)

- Summer 1980, Issue 43

16. Threads magazine – January 1995



WORKSHOP HANDOUTS, PAMPHLETS, …

1. An Inkling of the Inkle Workshop, Lois Breslauer & Sue Goldberg

2. Decorate Your Home With Needlework - Coats & Clark’s Booklet #216

3. Decorator Rugs – Coats & Clark’s Booklet #218

4. Common Weaving Terms in Nine Languages, Lottie Speth & Marjorie Tartas

5. Ideas For Zigzag Sewing by Singer (1963)

6. Indigo – The Museum of International Folk Art – 1962 exhibit

7. Lending Collection of the Newark Museum

8. Lily Mills Practical Weaving Suggestions (12 issues)

9. Linen From The Ground Up Portfolio, Patricia Musialowski-Yuhas, 1982

10. Making the Most of a Weave Workshop, Muriel Barnes (includes swatches)

11. Painting Warps, Hazel Farrow

12. Pennsylvania Dutch Home Weaving, Marguerite Porter Davison (two copies – one is titled Pennsylvania German Home Weaving)

13. Seven Projects in Rosepath (revised), Berta Frey

14. So You Want To Make A Rug – American Thread Co. Star Booklet No. 197

15. The Textile Paradigm: Contemporary Art Fabric of the Netherlands (1984)

16. Warp-Faced Rugs, Connie Enzmann-Forneris


VIDEOS:

1. Barrett, Clotilde Doubleweave

2. Chandler, Deborah Beginning Four Harness Weaving

3. Crockett, Candace Card Weaving

4. HGA Capital Collection, Convergence 1992

5. Harvey, Nancy Tapestry Weaving – Level 1

6. Hoskins, Nancy Arthur Boundweave – Level 1

7. Hoskins, Nancy Arthur Boundweave – Level 2

8. LaLena, Constance Dressing the Loom

9. MAFA Fashion Show, MAFA 1999

10. Marshall, John Japanese Textile Dyeing

11. Perrenoud, Carol Bead Crochet