Reading Resources

Books with an * after them can be borrowed from the guild library if you are a member!


  • Franquemont, Abby. (2009). Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One  Amazing Tool. Interweave. 

  • Knisely, Tom. (2021) Spinning 101: Step by Step from Fleece to Yarn with Wheel  or Spindle. Stackpole Books. 

  • Internet: You Tube. How to Spin Yarn on a Spinning Wheel. 

  • Internet: You Tube. Stanton, Brittany. How to Use a Spinning Wheel 


  • Chandler, Deborah, (April 1, 2009). Learning to Weave. Interweave.

  • Dixon, Anne. (2007). Handweaver’s Pattern Book. Interweave.

  • Dixon, Anne and Madelyn van der Hoogt. (2012). The Weavers Inkle Pattern 

  • Gipson, Liz. (2015). Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Rigid Heddle  Loom. Interweave. 

  • Marquerite Davison. (1977). A Handweaver’s Pattern Book. John Spencer. *
  • Murphy, Marilyn. (2000). The Weaver’s Companion. Interweave. 

  • Osterkamp, Peggy. (2015). Warping Your Loom & Tying on New Warps. Lease  Stick Press.

  • Osterkamp, Peggy. (2005). Winding a Warp & Using a Paddle. Lease Stick

  • Strickler, Carol. (1991). The Weaver’s Book of 8 Shaft Patterns. Interweave.
  • Internet: Hazel Rose Loom. 

  • Handwoven Magazine. Long Thread Media.

Tapestry Weaving:

  • Mezoff, Rebecca. (2020). The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to  Mastering the Techniques for Making Images with Yarn. Storey Publishing.  

Fiber General Interest:

  • Parkes, Clara. Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool. Harry N Abrams, 2019.

  • Postrel, Virginia. The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World. Basic Books, 2020. 

  • Reiter, Mary Jo. Weaving a Life: The Story of Mary Meigs Atwater. Interweave Press, 1992.


  • Van Stralen, Trudy. Indigo, Madder and Marigold: A Portfolio of Color From Natural Dyes. Interweave Press, 1993.  ISBN 0-934026-86-6


  • Edwards, Betty. Color: A course in mastering the art of mixing colors. Penguin Group, 2004. 
  • Menz, Deb. Colorworks: The crafters guide to color. Interweave Press, 2004.