Books I've Read


Clothing from the Hands that Weave, Anita Luvera Mayer

Traditional Island Knitting, Pam Dawson

Ecclesiastical Pomp and Aristocratic Circumstances, Nancy Spies


Off the Loom: Creating with Fiber, Shirley Marein


The Dyer's Art: ikat, batik, plangi, Larsen, Buhler, and Solyom
(I skipped the history sections)

Weave with Style, Jean Wilson

Knitting Nature, Norah Gaughan

Crafts Design, Moseley, Johnson, and Koenig

Handweaving in Cape Breton, M. Florence Mackley

Prehistoric Textiles, E.J.W. Barber

Wild Color, Jenny Dean

Braids and Beyond

Sprang Unsprung, Carol James

The Shuttle-craft Book of American Hand-weaving, Mary Meigs Atwater

"The Lady of Shalott," Tennyson

Anni Albers On Weaving, Anni Albers

selections from Ancient Danish Textiles, Margarethe Hald

The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art, Katherine Duncan Aimone

Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics, Anne Field

Beyond Weaving, Marcia Chamberlain and Candace Crockett

Lambsquarters: Scenes from a Handmade Life, Barbara McLean

The Essentials of Yarn Design for Handspinners, Mabel Ross

Through the Eye of a Needle: The true story of a man who went searching for meaning – and ended up making his Y-fronts, John-Paul Flintoff

The Garden Cottage Diaries, Fiona J. Houston

The Textile Tools of Colonial Homes: From Raw Materials to Finished Garments Before Mass Production in the Factories, Marion Channing

Working with Wool: a Coast Salish Legacy & the Cowichan Sweater, Sylvia Olsen

Knitting from the Netherlands, Henriette van der Klift-Tellegen

Make Do and Mend, Hugh Dalton

Knitting from the British Islands, Alice Starmore and Anne Matheson

Knitting America, Susan Strawn

Weavers' Wearables, Virginia West

Spinning and Weaving at Upper Canada Village, Audrey Spencer

Your Yarn Dyeing, Elsie Davenport

Home Weaving, Department of Agriculture, Quebec

Linen Heirlooms, Constance D.N. Gallagher

Mountain Homespun, Frances Goodrich

The Warp-weighted Loom, Marta Hoffmann

A History of Textiles, Kay Wilson

The Comfortable Arts, Dorothy Burnham

The Woven Coverlets of Norway, Katherine Larson

Spinning and Weaving in Palestine, Shelagh Weir

Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington

Book of Fair Isle Knitting, Alice Starmore

Aran Knitting, Alice Starmore 

Cut My Cote, Dorothy Burnham

Sprang: Thread Twisting, Skowronski and Reddy

Family Creative Workshop: Silversmithing to Sprang

Handspindles, Bette Hochberg

Unlike the Lilies, Dorothy Burnham

The Wool Pack, Cynthia Harnett

The Spinner's Workshop: A Social History and Practical Guide, John Mercer

Wheels and Looms, David Bryant

A History of Hand knitting, Richard Rutt

Respect the Spindle, Abby Franquemont

A Handweaver's Pattern Book, Marguerite Davison

Selected Canadian Spinning Wheels in Perspective

The Techniques of Sprang, Peter Collingwood

The Farmhouse Book: Tradition, Style, and Experience, David Larkin

No Place Like Home: Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women 1771-1938, editors Margaret Conrad, Toni Laidlaw, and Donna Smyth

A Weaver's Garden, Rita Buchanan

Threads of the Land: Clothing Traditions from Three Indigenous Cultures/Liens à la Terre: Traditions Vestimentaires de Trois cultures Autochtones, Hall, Tepper and Thompson

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning, Alden Amos

Turning Wool into a Cottage Industry, Paula Simmons

The Art of the Loom: Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Across the World, Ann Hecht

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting, Anne L. Macdonald

Spinning Wheels, Spinners and Spinning, Patricia Baines

"The Ruined Cottage," William Wordsworth

The Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn, Judith MacKenzie

Handspinning: Art & Technique, Allen Fannin

Your Handspinning, Elsie Davenport

Homespun, Handknit, editor Lina Ligon

The Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book, Rachel Brown

The Woolcraft Book, Constance Jackson and Judith Plowman

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years, Elizabeth Wayland Barber

In Sheep's Clothing, Nola Fournier

Hand Wool Combing and Spinning, Peter Teal

Larry Schmitt's nalbinding pattern books

Nalbinding Made Easy, Anne Marie Haymes

The Technique of Weaving, John Tovey

can't remember when
Knitting Rules and others by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Knitting Over the Edge

Principles of Knitting, first edition

Knits Men Want

Knitting Without Tears

Knitter's Almanac

Sweater Quest

French Girl Knits

Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook

Never Knit Your Man a Sweater Unless You've Got the Ring

Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Knit Socks!

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