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Northwest Coast Indian Designs (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)
Designs from Native Americans of the Northwest include images by the Nootka, Kwakiutl, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other groups
UK: NW Coast Indian Designs

Japanese Stencil Designs CD-ROM and Book (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
Japanese paper stencils, called katagami, are exquisitely rendered textile motifs carefully cut from delicate paper and used for printing designs on cloth.
UK: Japanese Stencil Designs

Mexican Indian Folk Designs: 200 Motifs from Textiles (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds and humans, from Huichol, Otomi, Tepehua, Huasteco, Nahuatl, Mazatec, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, Mazatec and Cuicatec.
UK: Mexican Indian Folk Design

Japanese Border Designs CD-ROM and Book (Electronic Clip Art)
Chains, vines, florals, bamboo, lanterns, ships, calligraphy, feathers, fans, yang and yin, lutes, tortoises, and more.
UK: Japanese Border Designs

Arabic Designs CD-ROM and Book (Electronic Clip Art)
Centuries-old Arabic designs, with florals from ancient Persian fabrics, geometric figures from Iranian tiles,
UK: Arabic Designs

Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons
Clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe
UK: Medieval Costume

Arts and Crafts Designs CD-ROM and Book (Electronic Clip Art)
Collection of designs, rendered from textile and wallpaper motifs, vases, and other authentic sources
UK: Arts and Crafts Designs

The Vintage Workshop CHIC BAG BOUTIQUE WITH CD Clip-Art For Crafts
Artwork featured from postcards, books and advertisements from the late 19th and early 20th century.
UK: Vintage Workshop

Ready-to-Use Whimsical Illustrations of Animals (Dover Clip-Art Series)
Dancing ducks, prancing pigs, chirping chicks, other familiar fauna.
UK: Whimsical Illustrations of Animals

Plants: 2,400 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables (Dover Pictorial Archives)
Lilies, lichens, and palms to mushrooms, mosses, and maples.
UK: Plants

Ready-to-Use Humorous Halloween Illustrations (Dover Clip-Art Series)
Witches, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, ghosts, Dracula, bats, spiders, ghouls, goblins, and spooks.
UK: Halloween Illustrations

Ready-to-Use Illustrations for Holidays and Special Occasions (Dover Clip-Art Series)
Over 650 original, ready-to-use illustrations covering the year’s highpoints: New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Hanukkah, Easter, July 4th, back to school, Halloween, Christmas, others.
UK: Illustrations for Holidays

Clip Art for Seasons & Celebrations for the Church
UK: Clip art for Seasons
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Book Store: Natural Dye Books

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Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes
This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches.
UK: Wild Color

The Dyer’s Garden
This comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot.
UK: Dyer’s Garden

Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Using dyes of the leaves, roots, and flowers to color your cloth and yarn can be an amazing journey into botanical alchemy. In Eco Colour, artistic dyer and colorist India Flint teaches you how to cull and use this gentle and ecologically sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.
UK: Eco Colour

Natural Dyes
UK: Natural Dyes

Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
Where to find these dye plants in the wild (and for those that can be grown in your backyard, how to nurture them) and the best time and way to harvest them.
UK: Harvesting Color

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes: Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients
This book covers the basics of equipment and safety measures, shares recipes using everything from sour grass to olive leaves, offers instructions for keeping a recipe and swatch book, and lists lots of projects, including tablecloths, scarves, and beads.
UK: Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Dyes from American Native Plants: A Practical Guide
The science of color and dyeing, the history of natural dyes, dye equipment and processing, and the colors obtained from 158 native North American plant species
UK: Dyes from American Native Plants

Fungi Dye Books

Let’s try mushrooms for color
The first fungi dye book by Miriam Rice.
UK: Lets Try Mushrooms for Color

Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix
UK: Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments

Mushrooms for Color
Fungi dyeing by Miriam Rice.
UK: Mushrooms for Color

The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer’s Field Guide
UK: Rainbow Beneath my Feet

All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms
A hip pocket guide to more than 200 edible and poisonous mushroom species, as well as recipes, stories, and information on uses of various species.
UK: All That the Rain Promises

The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens
UK: The Kingdom Fungi

Mushrooms
A comprehensive guide to mushrooms in the UK, with over 1200 photographs.
UK: Mushrooms

Kindle Dye Books

Homemade Plant Dyes: Recipes and Techniques
Kindle Edition
Formerly published as: Vegetable Dye: Being a book of Recipes and other information useful to the Dyer
UK: Homemade Plant Dyes
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Book Store: Handweaving books

Handweaving Pattern books for the beginner and more advanced weaver.

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Intrecci
A photo gallery of handwoven textiles.

Weaving for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide (Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide to Weaving Series)
Provides beginners with the information they need to weave in a clear and enjoyable step-by-step way.
UK: Weaving for Beginners

The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
Introduction to the tools, equipment, fibers, and yarns used with four-shaft looms, this reference features patterns for 600 different weaves, including twill, zigzag, diamond, herringbone, and block
UK: Handweavers Pattern Directory

The Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns
A thousand different patterns on more than 25 weave structures.
UK: 8 Shaft Patterns

The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Information on looms, yarn, methods of warping, drafting, troubleshooting, planning, and fabric finishing.
UK: Weavers Companion

A Handweaver’s Pattern Book
A collection of 377 patterns for four-harness weaving, organized in groups of similar designs. This is one of the first weaving books I bought and it is still one of my favourites.
UK: Handweavers Pattern Book

The Magic of Handweaving
About the art of hand weaving, including the history and heritage of this timeless art, how looms work, what tools and equipment to use, the basics of good technique.
UK: Magic of Handweaving

The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
This book covers basic subjects such as warping a loom and making bobbins of weft, as well as more elaborate, highly decorative projects: baby blankets, shawls, table cloths, and linen hand towels.
UK: Big Book of Weaving

The Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving
Complete pattern drafts for rugs, curtain, table cloths, towels, bedspreads.
UK: Treasure Chest of Swedish Weaving

Hand Weaving Patterns From Finland
UK: Handweaving Patterns from Finland

Keep Me Warm One Night: Early Handweaving in Eastern Canada
Coverlets & other items, including clothing, primarily of the 19th Century.
UK: Keep Me Warm

Manual Of Swedish Handweaving
A comprehensive book on handweaving in general which draws on the Swedish handweaving tradition, looms, charts, diagrams, weave composition patterns, technical drawings.
UK: Manual Of Swedish Handweaving

Swedish Handweaving
180 handweaving patterns for pillows, curtains, blankets, rugs: 4 harness twills, honeycomb, lace, rosepath, extended point twills, damask.
UK: Swedish Handweaving

The Weaver’s Book: Fundamentals of Handweaving
UK: Fundamentals of Handweaving

Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand-Weaving Techniques and Pattern Drafts for the Beginning Weaver
A definitive guide to handloom weaving: step-by-step instructions, intricacies of color, fiber and how to use them effectively.
UK: Key to Weaving

Weaving For Worship Handweaving for Churches and Synagogues
UK: Weaving for Worship

Jacquard’s Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age
From the Industrial Age to the Information Age, connecting the loom to thefirst proper computer.
UK: Jacquards Web

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women’s unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies.
Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women.

Mastering Weave Structures
How to design threadings, channel the design power of the tie-up, and make the most of threading options, as well as understand fibers, setts, and color interactions.
UK: Mastering Weave Structures

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

Rug Weaving Techniques: Beyond the Basics
Concise instructions and explanatory diagrams techniques for plain weave, twill and block weaves.
UK: Rug Weaving Techniques

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
Techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric.
UK: Weavers Idea Book

Collapse Weave: Creating Three-Dimensional Cloth
Collapse cloth when removed from the loom and washed, takes on an entirely different appearance as the threads draw up and create puckers.
UK: Collapse Weave

The Weaver’s Studio: Doubleweave
How to weave a tube, and a tube within a tube.
UK: Doubleweave

Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
UK: Hands on Rigid Heddle

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

Linen Weaving

Linen from flax seed to woven cloth
Learn about flax cultivation, processing and spinning, natural and synthetic dyeing, and weaving and finishing linen cloth.
UK: Linen from flax seed..

How to weave linens
UK: How to Weave Linens

Reflections From A Flaxen Past : For Love of Lithuanian Weaving
Flax tools and faces from archival photographs; textile images and patterns.
UK: Reflections from a Flaxen Past

Rug Weaving Books

Making Rag Rugs: 15 Step-by-Step Projects
Step-by-step instructions for 15 rugs that are hooked, prodded, clipped, or braided.
UK: Making Rag Rugs

The Rag Rug Handbook
Rag rugs from basic information to drafts for 20 traditional two- and four-shaft patterns.
UK:Rag Rug Handbook

The Braided Rug Book: Creating Your Own American Folk Art
The classic guide to an enduring American craft – Beginners will learn about wools and other materials, how to care for finished rugs, and how to recognize a quality rug.
UK: Braided Rug Book

Twined Rag Rugs: Tradition in the Making
Twining done with rag strips is an effective technique for making sturdy objects like rugs, bath mats, baskets, and bags.
UK: Twined Rag Rugs

Weaving Videos

Warping the Loom Back to Front – A DVD Workshop with Peggy Osterkamp
This workshop thoroughly explores the process of dressing a loom by yourself, from back to front.
UK: Warping the Loom

Weaving Lace

Huck Lace: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
A variety of drafts for weaving huck lace.

LACE AND LACEY WEAVES: A compilation of 86 Lace & Lacey Weave projects with complete worksheets. Revised.

Handwoven Laces
Hand weavers can use a loom to quickly produce lovely lacy fabrics. The loom-controlled textures depend upon groups of threads that work together and do not reveal their full effect until the cloth comes off the loom.

A Joy Forever: Latvian Weaving: Traditional and Modified Uses
Historic Latvian household textiles along with contemporary projects that adapt traditional weave structures to the creation of linens, coverlets, and rugs

Silk Textile Books

The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry
The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. Tamara Hareven integrates historical research with intensive life history interviews to reveal the relationships among family, work, and community in this highly specialized occupation.
UK: Silk Weavers of Kyoto

Silk Paper: A Guide To Making It And Using It In Textile Art
the basic methods for creating silk paper in step-by-step detail to create flat and 3D designs, from framed pieces to jewelry.
UK: Silk Paper

The Book of Silk
Following the Silk Road from China and Japan through Asia into Europe, the story is as variegated as the rich colors, weaves, and embroideries that were used for the ceremonial or everyday accoutrements of the wealthy and powerful.
UK:Book of Silk

Weaving and Dye Books

Woven Shibori (The Weaver’s Studio series)
Unlike traditional shibori, which uses stitches placed by needle on commercial cloth in the dyeing process, the “stitches” used in this new process are woven directly into the cloth, thus becoming part of the cloth’s construction.
UK: Woven Shibori

Weaving Books: Kindle

Small Loom & Freeform Weaving
Kindle version
Included are 30 small weaving projects, some of which can easily be completed in an evening or weekend.
UK: Small Loom and Freeform Weaving
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