Guild's Library

The books are property of West Alabama Fiber Guild and can be lent to members only.

  • A Baker’s Dozen: Tablemats and Beyond by Handweavers Guild of America.
  • The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving by Mary Meigs Atwater.  Macmillian Publishing.  1951
  • Mary Meigs Atwater Recipe Book: Patterns for Handweavers by Mary M. Atwater.  Wheelwright Press.  1969
  • Byways in Handweaving: an Illustrated Guide to Rare Weaving Techniques by Mary Meigs Atwater.  Macmillan Company.  1972
  • Weavers Answer Book by Dorothy Beck and Hazel Chase.  Bare Cove Weavers.  1962
  • New Key to Weaving by Mary E. Black.  Macmillian.  1957
  • The Weaving Book: Patterns and Ideas by Helene Bress.  Charles Scribner’s Sons.  1981 (Nearly 3,000 variations of plain weave, overshot, twill, monk’s belt, and huck weaves; signed copy)
  • The Techniques of Rug Weaving by Peter Collingwood.  Watson-Guptill.  1972
  • Weaving: A Creative Approach for Beginners by Clara Creager.  Doubleday.  1974
  • A Handweaver’s Source Book by Marguerite Porter Davison, Ed.  Marguerite P. Davison.  1953
  • A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Marguerite Porter Davison.  Marguerite P. Davison.  1944
  • Designing and Drafting for Handweavers by Berta Frey.  Collier Books. 1958
  • The Joy of Handweaving by Osma Gallinger Tod.  2nd Ed. Bonanza Books.  1964
  • Warping All By Yourself by Cay Garrett.  Thresh Publications.  1974
  • Handwoven by Susan Guagliumi.  The Unicorn. 1976
  • Weaving: A Handbook of the Fiber Arts (2nd ed.)  By Shirley E. Held.  Holt, Rinehart and Winston.  1978
  • The Weaving Primer: A Complete Guide to Inkle Backstrap, and Frame Looms by Nina Holland.  Chilton.  1978
  • Weaving on Kircher Looms by Ursula Kircher.  Printed in Germany.  1970 
  • Warp and Weave by Robert Leclerc. Nilus Leclerc, Inc. 1979
  • Hands On Weaving by Barbara Lieber.  Interweave Press. 1986
  • Rugweaving: Techniques for Two-Harness by Joanne Mattera.  Watson-Gutpill.  1979
  • Weaving Patterns for the Two-Way Loom by Vera Miles.  Reeves Dryad Books (booklet)
  • Handwoven Laces by Donna Muller.  Interweave Press.  1991
  • Practical Modern Weaving by Rosemary Murray.  Van Nostrand Reinhold.  1975
  • Swedish Weaving edited by Thelma M. Nye.  Van Nostrand Reinhold.  1972
  • A Twill of Your Choice: Color and Weave effect Twills on Two to Eight Harnesses, with Computer Drawdowns by Paul R. O’Connor.  Interweave Press.  1981
  • A Handwoven Treasury edited by Jane Patrick.  Interweave Press.  1989
  • The Craft of Handweaving by Iona Plath.  Scribner’s Sons.  1972
  • The Art of the Weaver, edited by Anita Schorsch.  Universe Books.  1978
  • Weaving a Navajo Blanket by Gladys A. Reichard.  Dover Publications.  1974 (1936)
  • Learning to Weave with Debbie Redding.  Interweave Press.  1984
  • The Art of Weaving by Else Regensteiner.  Van Nostrand Reinhold.  1970
  • A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven.  Edited by Carol Strickler.  Interweave Press.  1991
  • The Weaver’s Book: Fundamentals of Weaving by Harriet Tidball.  Collier Books. 1961
  • Elements of Weaving by Azalea S. Thorpe and Jack L. Larsen.  Doubleday. 1978
  • Elements of Weaving: A Complete Introduction to the Art and Techniques by Azalea S. Thorpe and Jack L. Larsen.  Edited by Mary Lyon.  Doubleday.  1967
  • Rug Weaving for Everyone by Osma Gallinger Tod and Josephine Del Deo.  Bramhall House.  1967
  • The Technique of Weaving by John Tovey.  Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1975
  • Color Exercises for the Weaver by Palmy Weigle.  Watson-Guptill Publications.  1976
  • Finishing Touches for the Handweaver by Virginia M. West.  Branford Co.  1980
  • Weaving is for Anyone by Jean Wilson.  Reinhold Publishing. 1967
  • Of Coverlets: The Legacies, The Weavers by Sadye T. Wilson and Doris F. Kennedy.  Tunstede.  1983
  • Foot-Power Loom Weaving by Edward F. Worst.  Bruce Publishing. 1952
  • How to Weave Linens by Edward F. Worst.  Bruce Publishing.  1926
  • McCall’s How to Weave It! by the Editors of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts. 1973
  • Spinning and Weaving with Wool by Paula Simmons.  Pacific Search Press.  1977 (signed copy)
  • Inkle Loom Weaving by Nina Holland.  Watson-Guptill Publications.  1973
  • Inkle Weaving by Helene Bress.  Charles Scribner’s Sons.  1975
  • Creating With Card Weaving by Sally Specht and Sandra Rawlings.  Crown Publishers.  1973
  • Early American Weaving and Dyeing: the Domestic Manufacturer's Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing by J. and R. Bronson. Dover Publications. 1977. 
  • Designing and Making Handwoven Rugs: Techniques for Creating European, Oriental and American Rugs and Household Fabrics by Osma Gallinger Tod and Josephine Couch Del Deo. Dover Publications. 1957.
  • American Woven Coverlets by Carol Strickler. Interweave Press. 1987.
  • Weaving a Traditional Coverlet by Helen N. Jarvis. Interweave Press. 1987.
  • A Book of Patterns for Hand-Weaving by John Landes, from drawings in the Pennsylvania Museum. With threading drafts and notes by Mary Meigs Atwater, 1925. Reprinted for Western Textiles Center, 1991.
  • Weaving Overshot: Redesigning the Tradition by Donna Lee Sullivan. Interweave Press. 1996.
  • The Best of Weaver's: the Magic of Double Weave. Edited by Madelyn van der Hoogt. XRX. 2006.  
  • Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning by Alden Amos.  Interweave Press.  2001
  • Putting on the Dog: A handbook on spinning–with a different twist by Carol Kroll.  Carol Kroll 1978
  • Spinning with a Drop Spindle by Christine Thresh.  Threshold.  1978
  • Colors for Nature: Growing, Collecting & Using Natual Dyes by Bobbi A. McRae.  Storey Publishing.  1993.
  • Early American Weaving and Dyeing: the Domestic Manufacturer's Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing by J. and R. Bronson. Dover Publications. 1977.
  • Navajo Native Dyes: Their Preparation and Use. Recipes formulated by Nonabah G. Bryan, Navajo. Historic Indian Publishers. Originally published 1940 by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use by J. N. Liles. The University of Tennessee Press. 1990. 
 Knitting and Crochet 
  • Mary Thomas’s Book of Knitting Partterns by Mary Thomas.  Dover Publications.  1972
  • Forever Favorite Crochet.  Better Homes and Gardens
  • The Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor.  Scribner’s Sons.  1981
  • The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt. 1988.
  • Patchwork and Quilting by Better Homes and Gardens.  1977
  • Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel.  Oxmoor House.  1982 (Signed copy)
  • Handbook of Timesaving Tables for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers by Bettie G. Roth and Chris Schulz.  Roth-Schulz.  1991
  • Handbook of Timesaving Tables for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers by Bettie G. Roth and Chris Schulz.  Roth-Schulz.  1983 (Two Copies)
Basket Weaving
  • Basketry of Southeastern Indians by Marshall Gettys, Editor.  Museum of Red River. 1984
  • Harmony by Hand: Art of the Southwest Indians: Basketry, Weaving, and Pottery by Patrick Hoolihan, Jerold L. Collings, Sarah Nestor, and Jonathan Batkin.  Chronicle Books.  1987
  • The Art of Pine Needle Basketry by Marie Land.  Corner Cupboard Crafts.  1978
  • Traditions in Transition: Contemporary Basket Weaving of the Southwestern Indians by Barbara Mauldin.  Museum of New Mexico Press.  1984
  • The Basket Weavers: Artisans of the Southwest.  Museum of Northern Arizona.  1982
  • Indian Basket Weaving by The Navajo School of Indian Basketry.  Dover Publications.  1971
  • The Basket Book: Over 30 magnificent Baskets to Make and Enjoy by Lyn Siler.  Sterling Publishing.  1988
  • A Bevy of Baskets by Carole Wells and Sandra Jordan.  Unpublished. 
Other crafts and mics.
  • The Complete Book of Gourd Craft by Ginger Summit and Jim Widess (signed by Ginger Summit).  Lark Books.  1996
  • The Bantam Step-by-Step book of Needle Craft by Judy Brittain and Sally Harding.  Dorling Kindersley. 1979
  • Greystone’s Creative Hands: The Complete Knitting, Dressmaking, and Needlecraft Guide.  Greystone Press.  1975
  • American Samplers by Ethel Stanwood Bolton and Eva Johnston Coe.  Pyne Press.  1973
  • The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee.  Interweave Press.  1983
  • Pattern Making by the Flat Pattern Method (4th ed.)  By Norma R. Hollen.   Burgess Publishing.  1975
  • Afghans: Traditional and Modern by Bonita Bay.  Spinnerin Yarn Co. 1977
  • Christmas with Southern Living.  1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, (no 1985), 1986, 1987
  • Decorating and Craft Ideas for Christmas 1984 by Shelley Stewart and Jo Voce.  Oxmoor House.  1984
Handwoven from Interweave Press
            Sept.-Oct 1983    vol. IV, number 4
            Nov.-Dec. 1983   vol. IV, number 5
            Summer 1984      vol. V, number 3
            Sept.-Oct. 1984   vol. V, number 4
            Jan.-Feb. 1985    Vol. VI, number 1
            Sept.-Oct. 1985   Vol. VI, number 4
            Nov.-Dec. 1985   Vol. VI, number 5
            Jan.-Feb 1986       Vol. VII, number 1
            Sept.-Oct. 1986    Vol. VII, number 4
            Sept.-Oct. 1987
            Nov.-Dec. 1987  
            Jan.-Feb. 1988
            Jan.-Feb. 1989
            March-Apr. 1989
            May-June 1989
            Jan.-Feb. 1990
            May-June 1990
            Jan.-Feb. 1991
            March-Apr. 1991
            May-June 1991 (2 copies)
            Sept.-Oct. 1991
            March-Apr. 1992
            May-June 1992
            Sept.-Oct. 1992
            Nov.-Dec. 1992 (2 copies)
            Jan.-Feb. 1993 (2 copies)
            March-Apr. 1993
            May-June 1993
            Sept.-Oct. 1993 (2 copies)
            Nov.-Dec. 1993
            Jan.-Feb. 1994 (2 copies)
            March-Apr. 1994 (2 copies)
            May-June 1994
            Sept.-Oct. 1994
            Nov.-Dec. 1994
            Jan.-Feb. 1995
            May-June 1995
            Sept.-Oct. 1995
            Nov.-Dec. 1995
Interweave Knits.   Fall 1996
Spin-Off.   Fall 1996 and Winter 2000
The Weaver’s Journal.  Summer 1984 (Vol. VIII, number 1, issue 33)
Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot
            Fall 1995    Vol. XXVI, no. 4. Issue 104
            Spring 2004   Vol. XXXV, no. 2.  Issue 138
            Summer 2004   Vol.  XXXV, no. 3 Issue 139
            Fall 2004    Vol. XXXV, no. 4.  Issue 140
The Textile Museum Journal 1999-2000.  Volumes 38 and 39. 
American Home Crafts.  Fall/Winter 1972.  First Issue
Woman’s Day.  October 1971
  • Spinnerin. Volume 183. 1967 (Knit and Crochet patterns for dresses)
  • Modern Needle Craft.  Fall, 1969.  No. 56
  • Unger, Vol. X.  1962
  • Spotlight on Sweaters by Columbia Minerva.  Book 745.  (ca. 1970)
  • Susan Bates. Fair Isle Knits.  No. 17655.  1983
  • Brunswick leaflet 7206 (children’s sweaters)
  • Bernat.  Glitter ‘n Luster.  Book No. 116.  1963
  • Susan Bates. Soft Silhouettes.  No. 17720.  1985
  • Vogue Knitting Book.  Fall and Winter 1956.  (Includes Men’s and Kid’s styles)
  • Science in Action: Man-made Fibres by Mike Lyth.  Priory Press.  1975
Handwoven’s Design Collection booklets from Interweave Press:
            #3 Gifts (1982)
            #5 Dishtowels (1983)
            #6 Not for Beginners Only (1983)
            #10 Terrific Table Toppers (1987)
            #11 Heirloom Table Linens (1987)
            #12 Great Cover-ups (1988)
            #15 Sensational Scarves