Books

 

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Here you will find a comprehensive list of books and catalogues that might be of interest to tapestry weavers. Unfortunately, not all are currently in print, so they may be difficult to find. Many of these have been collated by weaversbazaar, who conducted a website poll in 2018 asking for people’s favourite books on tapestry weaving. The results can be seen in the weaversbazaar February 2018 newsletter.

Please let the BTG know if you have any books to add to the list

 

For new weavers, the following are often recommended, but you may find others useful too:

Kirsten Glasbrook - Tapestry Weaving

Nancy Harvey - Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide

Joanne Soroka - Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique

Kathe Todd-Hooker - Tapestry 101

 

There are also online resources listed in How To...

 

 
Author Title of book Year Published Publisher

Albers Annie

Bauhaus Textiles

1985

Yale University Press

Albers, Joseph

Interaction of Color

1963

Yale University Press

Ammar, Diane

Get Set

2004

Diane Ammar

Amsden, Chas Avery

Navajo Weaving

1975

Peregrine Smith

Andrew, Delores M

Medieval Tapestry Designs

1992

Delores Andrews

Atwood, Mary

Tapestry

 

 

Barbican Centre (London)

Egyptian Landscapes: weavings from the Ramses Wissa Wassef School

1985

London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation.

Bennett, Noel

Designing With the Wool

1979

Northland Press

Bennett, Noel

Working With the Wool

1971

Northland Press

Beutlich, Tadek 

The Technique of Woven Tapestry

1967, 1969, 1986

London: Batsford

Birren, Faber 

History of Color in Painting: New Principles of Color Expression

1965

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co

Birren, Faber 

Creative Color

1987

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Black, Mary

New Key to Weaving

1957

The Macmillan Company

Blumenau, Lili

Creative Design in Wall Hangings

1967

Crown

Brennan, Archie & Susan Maffei

Techniques of Woven Tapestry

2010

Self published

Bridges, Ann

Alphonse Mucha: The Complete Graphic Works

1980

Harmony Books

Brooke, Jess

Tapestry Weaving

1975

Rigby Ltd.

Brostoff, Laya 

Weaving A Tapestry

1979

Interweave Spring 1979

Brostoff, Laya

An Approach to Tapestry

1982

Interweave Press

Campbell T

Tapestry in the Baroque, Threads of Splendour

2010

New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carroll, Diane Lee

Looms & Textiles of the Copts

1986

California Academy of Science UofW Press

Catalogue

Egyptian Landscapes: 50 Years of Tapestry at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre

1974

London: Studio Vista. London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation.

Cavallo A S

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1998

New York : The Metropolitan Museum: H.N. Abrams

Dufour, Jean

Natural Dyeing of Wool

 

Les Gobelins

Ellinger, Richard G

Color, Structure & Design

1980

Van Nostrand Reinhold

Emery, Irene

The Primary Structure of Fabrics: an Illustrated Classification

1980

Textile Museum

Ewen, Thoma

The Living Tapestry Workbook

2018

www.moonrain.ca

Four, Robert

Basic Knowledge of Tapestry

1983

Gamma

Galice, Roland

La Technique de A a Z de Tapisserie de haute et basse lice

1984

Les Lettres Libres

Glasbrook, Kirsten

Tapestry Weaving

2002

Search Press

Gleason, Kathleen

Masters in 3-D: M.C. Esher and the Art of Illusion

2005

Barnes & Noble

Hall, Joanne

Mexican Tapestry Weaving

1976

San Luis Printing

Hart, Russell

Photographing Your Artwork

1987

North Light Books

Harvey, Nancy

Patterns for Tapestry Weaving

1984

Pacific Search Press

Harvey, Nancy

The Guide to Successful Tapestry Weaving

1981

Pacific Search Press

Harvey, Nancy

Tapestry: A Comprehensive Study Guide

1991

Interweave Press

Hauger, Mette

Billedvev

1997

Gyldendel Fakta

Hobson, Anthony

J.W. Waterhouse

1992

Phaidon Press LTD

Hoppe, Elisabeth, Ostlund Estine & Melen, Lisa

Free Weaving on frame and loom

1972

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co

Hutton, Helen

Textile Structures

1975

Watson-Guptill

Ingers, Gertrud & Fischer, Ernst

Flemish Weaving

1967

 

Ingers, Gertrud & Fischer, Ernst 

Flamskvavnad

1967

ICA bokforlag

Itten, Johannes 

The Art of Color

1973

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

Itten, Johannes 

The Color Star

1985

Van Nostrand Reinhold

Jarry, Madeleine

World Tapestry

1969

Hachette

Jude, Dick

Fantasy Art Masters

1999

Watson-Guptill Publications

Kahlenberg M H & Berlant A

The Navajo Blanket

1972

Westport CT: Praeger

Kliot, Jules

Tapestry Loom Techniques

1976

Someplace Publications

Kobayashi, Shigenobu

Color Image Scale

1992

Kodansha International

Koppen, Maria Brekke 

Innforing i billedvev

1974

Universitetsforlaget

Koppen, Maria Brekke

Videreforing i billedvev

1981

Universitetsforlaget

Koppen, Maria Brekke

Norweigian Tapestry Weaving (translation of above book)

2006

Elkenkog Press

Kuehni, Rolf G.

Color: Essence and Logic

1983

Van Nostrand Reinhold

Lambert, Patrica

Color and Fiber

1986

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Lausanne, Edita

Great Tapestries: The Web History from the 12th-20th Century

1965

Edita S.A. Lausanne

Leclair, Marion

Le Metier Haute-Lisse

1980

Editions Mille Roches

Magnus, Gunter Hugo

Graphic Techniques for Designing & Illustrating

1980

Barron’s

Mezoff, Rebbecca

The Art of Tapestry Weaving : A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn

2020

Storey Publishing

Murphy, Pat and Paul Doherty

The Color of Nature

1996

Cronical Books

Ocvirk, Otto G. et al.

Art Fundamentals Theory & Practice

1975

Wm. C Brown co

Phillips, Barty

Tapestry

2000

Phaidon Press LTD

Phillips B

Frame Loom Weaving

1976

Van Nostrand Reinhold Co

Remblier, Christiane 

Tapisseries Tissees

1980

Editions Fleurus

Rhodes, Mary

Small Woven Tapestries

1973

B T Batsford LTD

Rodwell, Jenny and George Short

The Complete Guide to Framing

1986

Quarto Publishing Ltd.

Rössing, Mette Lise

The Thread’s Course in Tapestry

 2013

http://www.billedvaevning.dk/

Russell, Carol 

The Tapestry Handbook

1990

Lark Books

Russell, Carol  

Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generation

2007

Shiffer Publishing

Sargent, Walter

The Enjoyment and Use of Color

1964

Dover Publications

Sherman, Vera

Wall Hangings of Today

1972

Mills & Boon/Charles Branford

Seckel, Al

Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & Artists of Optical Illusion

2004

Sterling Publishing Co Inc

Soroka, Joanne

Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique

2011

Chronical Books

Stockton, James

Designers Guide to Color

1984

Chronical Books

Stockton, James 

Designers Guide to Color 2

1984

Chronical Books

Sevensma W S

Tapestries

1965

Merlin Press

Todd-Hooker, Kathe 

Shaped Tapestry

2004

Fine Fiber & Press Studio

Todd-Hooker, Kathe 

Line in Tapestry

2005

Fine Fiber Press & Studio

Todd-Hooker, Kathe 

Tapestry 101

2007

Fine Fiber Press & Studio

Todd-Hooker, Kathe 

So Warped: Warping a Loom for Tapestry Weaving

2010

Fine Fiber Press & Studio

Walker S

Modern Australian Tapestry

2000

Victoria: Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

Weltge S W

Women artists and the weaving workshop

1993

London: Thames and Hudson.

Wilcox, Timothy, Penney, Caron and Mathison, Fiona

Tapestry: a woven Narrative

2012

Black Dog Publishing

Wilson, Jean

Soumak Workbook

1982

Interweave Press


 

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