Books and Journals from the Online Digital Archive
Every so often, I think of a weaving technique I'd like to try. One is the Moorman Inlay technique, which creates an embroidery-type patterns woven into a solid background. For a little discussion about it, read these posts on Weavolution. I also found this excellent pamphelt on the Online Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving. Maybe because weaving is still a bit of a fringe craft (get it? fringe craft?), and maybe because I enjoy wandering the aisles of thrift and antique stores searching for weaving treasures from days gone by, I love reading the older documents about weaving:
- Moorman Inlay Technique for Rigid Heddle Frame Looms (1977), by Karen Searle
Although it doesn't have the best images, it's a nice resource on how to get started.
There are numerous out-of-print items on this site, and I love to browse the book section to see what gems are waiting to be found. Some of my favorites include:
- A Book for Hand-Weaving; Designs from John Landes Drawings, Southern California Handweavers' Guild, 1977
- Handweaving, Cedar Lakes, 1960
Finally, the periodicals section lists numerous journals and pamphlets, and sometimes years and years of issues are included. I like seeing how much time is dedicated to the rigid heddle loom in some of these journals. Here's a sampling: