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Weaving Books - Inspiration, Patterns & Drafts

Hand Selected Weaving Books that will Educate & Inspire

A collection of the best weaving books from the basics of weaving through to inspiration books for 40 Shaft drafts.

Books to Help the Beginning Weaver

So you’re learning how to weave. This collection of books has been picked as a reference to get you started and to inspire you for your first projects. We have books to teach you, step by step, how to weave on a loom and weaving pattern books for three and four shafts.

Advanced Weaving

A range of books to take you from 8 Shafts and beyond. Reading books can be an excellent way for advanced weavers to expand their knowledge and skills. There are a variety of books available that cover different aspects of weaving, including technique, design, and history.

For example, books on advanced weaving techniques can provide weavers with new and innovative ways to create complex patterns and textures in their work. Similarly, books on design can help weavers learn how to develop their own unique style and create pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Weaving Inspiration

Get inspired with weaving drafts and inspirational projects. Reading books can be a fantastic source of inspiration for weavers who are looking for new ideas and approaches to their craft. There are many books available that feature beautiful images of woven textiles, along with descriptions of the techniques and materials used to create them.

These books can provide weavers with ideas for colour palettes, pattern designs, and unique combinations of fibres and textures. Additionally, books on weaving traditions from different cultures and regions can inspire weavers to incorporate new elements into their work and experiment with different techniques and materials.

Rigid Heddle Weaving Books

Rigid heddle weaving is a popular form of weaving that uses a loom with a fixed, or "rigid," heddle to create a wide range of patterns and textures. Reading books on rigid heddle weaving can be essential for weavers who want to improve their skills and explore new techniques.

These books often provide detailed instructions on how to warp and weave on a rigid heddle loom, along with tips and tricks for creating different patterns and textures. Browse books to get you started with your rigid heddle loom and ideas to take your project to the next level.

Modern Frame Loom Weaving

A great place to start weaving, learn and expand on frame loom weaving. These looms are relatively inexpensive, easy to set up and use, and allow weavers to create a wide variety of designs and patterns. With a frame loom, you can create anything from simple stripes to intricate patterns and textures, depending on your skill level and interests.

Modern frame looms are also versatile, as they can be used with a variety of materials, including yarn, thread, fabric strips, and even natural fibres like grasses or twine.

Macrame Books

Learning macrame through macrame books can be a great way to master this beautiful craft. Macrame is a form of knotting and weaving that creates intricate patterns and textures using rope or cord. Macrame books offer step-by-step instructions on different macrame knots, designs, and techniques, along with tips on selecting materials and tools.

These can also include project ideas ranging from simple keychains to complex wall hangings and plant hangers. By following the instructions in these books, weavers can learn the fundamentals of macrame and develop their skills to create beautiful and unique pieces of art.

Tapestry Weaving Books

Reading books on tapestry weaving can be a valuable way to learn about this ancient and intricate art form. Tapestry weaving involves weaving a weft-faced fabric using a hand-operated loom, with the weft threads tightly packed together to create a dense and durable textile.

They may also provide guidance on selecting appropriate materials and tools, as well as instructions on setting up and using a tapestry loom. In addition to these practical aspects, books on tapestry weaving can also provide insight into the cultural and historical significance of this art form and the stories and traditions behind different tapestry designs.

Dyeing Books

Books that teach how to dye yarn and fibres can be a valuable resource for weavers who want to create their own unique colour palettes and textures. These books often provide a detailed explanation of different dyeing techniques, including natural dyeing, acid dyeing, and indigo dyeing.

They may also offer guidance on selecting appropriate fibres and yarns to achieve different results, as well as information on mordants and other additives that can affect the dyeing process.

Why buy books from us?

By supporting our store with your book purchases, you enable us to continue bringing you a comprehensive selection of weaving resources. Thread Collective is a family-run business and is passionate about weaving; your support is truly valued.