Tapestry books and other resources

I'd like to see others note their suggestions about books and other resources for tapestry weaving.  I've collected many over the past twenty five years but I'll start with a new book I've just gotten:

"The Thread's Course in Tapestry" by Mette Lise Rossing.  You can find info about ordering it at www.billedvaevning.dk

Rebecca Mezoff gave a nice video review of the book at her blog and that's how I became interested in ordering it.  In the preface, Ms. Rossing says "...(it) is a 'nerdy' book for anyone interested in weaving images.  It can also be used by fabric weavers who wish to develop their decorative skills."  The book is jam-packed with wonderfully clear drawn illustrations of many techniques and also had numerous color images of tapestries both old and new, details shown of many.  At a quick glance (I just got the book yesterday!) it seems to be exceptionally comprehensive and I'm excited to have added it to my tapestry library collection.

Tommye Scanlin

Comments

Posted on Sun, 12/29/2013 - 10:12

Thanks. Tommye ! I just got off of Rebecca's blog and will be ordering " the Threads Course of Tapestry " this morning, as soon as I figure out my paypal account:) I particularly like that the book shows the reverse way of doing a technique on the opposite page. I think that will be very useful .
Cathie

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:12

This is a book definitley for tapestry technique nerds. It's not a beginners book. BUT, it is one of my favourites.

kathe

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:12

This is a book definitley for tapestry technique nerds. It's not a beginners book. BUT, it is one of my favourites.

kathe

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 16:07

I didn't see a price for the book.  

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 16:15

is in Danish DKK 295-- conversion to U.S. dollars is almost $54, then shipping is additional.  Think it was around $60 that I paid for it once shipping was included.  Like Kathe says, it's definitely a "tapestry technique nerds" book :)) but a wonderful addition to the technical library of tapestry, I feel.

Tommye

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 16:19

The Rossing book is the latest among several that I find are rich in technical information about tapestry methods.  Kathe Todd-Hooker's books are, as well.  Marla Mallett's Woven Structures book is quite thorough and the Peter Collingwood, Techniques of Rug Weaving, has thorough discussion of tapestry, with excellent descriptions and diagrams of pick and pick, soumak, rya and some techniques like clasped weft that could be of interest to weft-faced designing.

Tommye

Posted on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:48

My favourite 3 books if I could only have 3 would be The Course of Threads by Rosse, Marla Mallett's- Woven Structures, and the Spangler translation of Innforing i billdev by Maria  Brekke Koppen followed very closely by  the Gallice book on Tapestry technique even though it is in French. I have never been fond of the Collingwood book especially not after taking a couple of classes with him about the time I was in graduate school. It never seemed tapestry like enough. Back in the day there were other books that I preferred by Pearson, Mattera and Brostoff,(Yes and even Tadek Beutilick) but none of them ever felt like they covered enough-hence my taking up writing about tapestry. Oddly, enough if your really careful you can pick up these books at not so reasonable prices on e-bay.