References on Complexity in 4 Shafts or fewer

References on Complexity in 4Shafts or fewer.  Not the same list I wrote and lost, but a start on places to learn about techniques we have mentioned and more ideas.

Lily, Practical Weaving Suggestions, series
Nuno Nuno series
Shuttlecraft and other monographs
Zielinski, Master Weaver series
periodicals, sample books, and guild newsletters  from 1930's-1970's

Suzanne Baizerman and Karen Searle, Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition
William Bateman (Harvey, ed.), Multiple Tabby Weaves
Helene Bress, The Weaving Book: Patterns and Ideas
Isabel Buschman, Handweaving : An Annotated Bibliography
Peter Collingwood, The Techniques of Rug Weaving
Marguerite Porter Davison, A Handweaver’s Sourcebook
Erica de Ruiter, Weaving on 3 Shafts
Raoul D’Harcourt, Textiles of Ancient Peru and Their Techniques
Anne Dixon, The Handweaver's Pattern Directory: Over 600 Weaves for 4-shaft Looms
Ada Dietz, Algebraic Expressions: Handwoven Textiles
Penelope Drooker, Embroidering with the Loom: Creative combinations of weaving and stitchery
Jane Evans, A Joy Forever: Latvian Weaving: Traditional and Modified Uses
P. Falcot, Falcot’s Weave Compendium
Anne Field, Collapse Weave
Anne Field, Devore
Berta Frey, Designing and Drafting for Handweavers: Basic Principles of Cloth Construction
Nancy Hoskins, Weft-Faced Pattern Weaves: Tabby to Taquete
Jeanetta Jones, Embroidery Weaves
Doramay Keasbey, Pattern Techniques for Handweavers
Doramay Keasbey, Sheer Delight: Handwoven Transparencies
Lucille Landis, Twills and twill derivatives : design your own four to eight harnesses
Peter Mitchell, Overshot : A manual for creative drafting and weaving
Theo Moorman, Weaving As an Art Form: A Personal Statement
Ulla Nass, Harness Lace
Evelyn Neher, Four-harness Huck
Paul O’Connor, A Twill of Your Choice - Color and weave Effect Twills on Two to Eight Harnesses
Marian Powell, 1000 (+) Patterns in 4, 6, and 8 Harness Shadow Weaves
Ellen Saltzman, Overshot Weaving (for 4 block designing)
Joyce Ronald Smith, Taaniko: Maori Hand-Weaving (twining)
Norma Smayda et al., Weaving Designs By Bertha Gray Hayes: Miniature Overshot Patterns
Mary Snyder, The Crackle Weave
Donna Sullivan, Weaving Overshot: Redesigning the Tradition
Ann Sutton, Ideas in Weaving
Madelyn van der Hoogt (ed), The Best of Weaver's: Fabrics that Go Bump
Dorothy Washburn and Donald Crowe, Symmetries of Culture : Theory and practice of plane pattern analysis
Virginia West, Finishing Touches for the Handweaver
Margaret Windeknecht, Point Twill With Color-And-Weave (and her other books)
Jean Wilson, The Pile Weaves: Twenty-six techniques and how to do them
Jean Wilson, Weaving is Creative: The Weaver Controlled Weaves
Sadye Tune Wilson, Textile Arts Index, 1950-1987
Athanasios David Xenakis, The Xenakis Technique

Laurie Autio


Posted on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 01:11

Yikes, Laurie, that is a great list.  I see a couple I own but not many, and I thought I was a weaving book hog.

Thanks for taking the time to do this extensive list.   It's a wonderful reference. 


Posted on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 02:07

You can find a few of them on, particularly some of the old newsletters.  There are many others, not a definitive list by any means! Fpr example,  I have a lot of Japanese textile books,  others may have found much inspiration in South American textiles.  The ICS books are excellent, though usually more applicable to more shafts. 

You could also add Oscar Beriau's Home Weaving to the list.