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2015 new books
The Art of Weaving,
Revised and Expanded 4th Edition
Else Regensteiner, Afterword by Margie Thompson
• A handbook for handweavers of all skill levels covering the fundamentals of weaving
• Through text, diagrams, drafts, and patterns, learn the basic techniques of weaving fabrics and using a loom
• Discover how to make digital tools work for you in your hand-weaving projects
With comprehensive text, diagrams, drafts, and examples of fine woven fabrics, this book about the art and
craft of weaving offers complete coverage of the materials and equipment, the techniques and the creative
possibilities of the medium. Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable handbook is a must-have resource
for weavers of all skill levels.This timeless classic now features examples of contemporary work and discusses
the use of digital tools for hand-weaving. Chapters include the fundamentals of weaving, as well as looms
and other equipment, yarns, how to design a warp and warp the loom, drafting, the basic weaves, pattern
weaves, and how to apply this knowledge to discover the many faces of weaving. Weave structures covered
include tapestry techniques, knotted, pile, flat-woven rugs, and two- and three-dimensional wall hangings.
was an award-winning artist-weaver whosework is in the collections ofmanymuseums.
Margie Thompson
has been dean of The Weavers’ Guild of Boston, president of Complex Weavers, and
chairs the Complex Weavers Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts study group.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 52 color & 380 b/w photographs • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4856-3 • soft cover • $34.99
Contemporary International Tapestry
Carol K. Russell
• Features the artwork of 40 top artists from 12 countries spanning three generations
• Full-view color images of contemporary tapestries chosen for a curated exhibition
• Appendix includes a glossary, artist and gallery contact information, bibliography and more
Tapestries from 40 top international artists representing three generations show the best examples of
contemporary approaches to the handwoven art. Featured are more than 50 examples, including full views
of each artwork, as well as details. Tapestries are accompanied by biographical information on each artist,
hand-picked for this collection because they are at the forefront of their field. The book also includes
insightful essays, statements, and information about the field of tapestry, including artist and gallery contact
information.This one-of-a-kind collection of works was curated by the author, Carol Russell, for an exhibition
at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey, in 2015. Included are essays by the curator, as well as by
Archie Brennan, Christine Laffer, and Dr. Lycia Trouton
Carol K. Russell
is a curator, tapestry artist, and teacher of tapestry weavings and design. Most recently,
she was honored to be selected as Juror for the 14th International Triennale of Tapestry at the Central
Museum of Texiles in Łódź, Poland.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 153 color images • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4869-3 • hard cover • $29.99
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