This is a work in progress as I try to extract all the useful links to resources – products, sites, articles etc that I have included in my posts for the last two years or so and gather them all here in one place. Hopefully I will be able to add three or four new links to this page each week. I hope that you find it useful!
A free download of David K Barker’s second volume of textile designs of Bhutan.
A free download of David K Barker’s first volume of textile designs of Bhutan
A free download of Part One of the third volume of David K Barker’s collection of textile designs of Bhutan.
Rigid heddle segments for making narrow balanced-weave or even warp-faced bands on a backstrap loom.
Hardware for turning your woven bands into guitar straps.
Handcrafted backstrap looms from Guatemala.
Available in different lengths.
Free download of two issues of The Weaver’s Journal with articles by Adele Cahlander on crossed warp bands and tubular bands.
A pdf on Bedouin weaving entitled ”The Colorful Oasis” from Threads magazine February 1989 Number 21 by Joy May Hilden author of “Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and its Neighbors”.
A free download of a book published in Chile in Spanish “Arte Textil Mapuche”.
This is not a how-to type of book but has some nice pictures of the textiles which can be enjoyed by non-Spanish speakers.
My “Andean Pebble Weave” e-book which can be purchased from Patternfish.com
Yes, I am plugging my book here but a girl’s gotta make living, right? :-)
Also available for ordering online as a hard copy from:
Village Spinning and Weaving
Here is my second book which is a follow-up to Andean Pebble Weave. Use the skills you have acquired from the first book to weave over 150 new patterns! Buy the download from Patternfish.com. The hard copy is sold as a workshop exclusive and I sell left over copies only when I am in the US.
A tutorial on turning a warp-faced band into a cute spiral zippered purse by Erica de Ruiter on WeaveZine.
Teyacapan’s Flickr page with images of Mexican textiles, people and crafts.
An article from “American Anthropologist” by Lila M O’Neale on Peruvian Needle Knitting.
Tutorials on weaving the cradle and making various braids for a sling.
Pattern Generator for warp faced bands
Apparently you can’t print the generated pattern but you can always take a screen shot of it and print that.
Free finger-loop braiding tutorials courtesy of Ingrid Crickmore
Two books by Ing-Marie Frid, Leksandsband I and II, which contain pattern charts and photos of these traditional Swedish bands, can be bought directly from the author through this contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A video on one way to finish both warp-faced and balanced-weave pieces – hemstitching</em>.
A video on the Van Dyke stitch which is often used as a decorative stitch when joining pieces of fabric or for edging.
MAGICAL MOONS ETSY STORE:Magical Moons custom made swords for backstrap weaving. Terri modeled the small one on the dimensions of my favorite Peruvian band weaving sword and added some touches to make it her own design. She also makes pick-up sticks modeled on those used by the Guatemalan weavers to do supplementary-weft patterning.
A fee downloadable book on “futus”, ikat weaving of Timor Leste. The book was funded by UNESCO and Alola Foundation and accmpanied an exhibit of these textiles.
The Weaving Communities of Practice website
Image by ILCA La Paz, Bolivia
is the result of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council . The project focuses on textiles, culture and identity in the Andes.
The Metropoitan Museum of Art website Publications page offers hundreds of free downloadable books including this one on Andean Four-Cornered Hats.
A free e-book in both English and Spanish on the Patagonian Loom which is in use southern Chile. It is filled with pictures on the spinning, dyeing and weaving processes with instructions for setting up the loom for various plain-weave projects.