There are the horse books, some I've had since I was a kid, most newer. Many things have improved in regards to care and training for our equine friends. There are decent veterinary references for all of the species we have in the household. There are titles on decorative and faux painting, building, wildlife and hundreds of books with foxes in them, which I have collected for many many years. There are the knitting books, a healthy dose of them I might add. There are even some classics that I revisit once in a great while. That area needs work. There are ones I've missed, but that is a post for another day.
Finally, there are the weaving books. It's a small section. I am surprised at really how little is out there compared to many other fiber arts. So I thought I would share the few books I absolutely love, either for patterns, inspiration or techniques. There is no particular order. All listed are treasured and I think well worth their purchase price. Some, are out of print. I'm not going to do links, I'm sure you can all go to Amazon or e-bay on your own if you are interested.
The Big Book of Weaving by Laila Lundell (techniques, patterns, inspiration)
A Handweaver's Pattern Book by M. Davison (P)
Doubleweave on Four to Eight Shafts by U. Arn-Grischott (P,T)
8,12,20 An Introduction to Multishaft Weaving by K. Wertenberger (P,T)
Mastering Weave Structures by Sharon Alderman (T)
Weaving Overshot by D. Sullivan (P,T,I)
Rep Weave and Beyond by J.Tallarovic (P,T)
Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes (P, I)
Weave a Weave by M. Selander (P,I)
Swedish Rag Rugs 35 New Designs & Happy Weaving both compiled by Vavmagasinet
This list is by no means complete. I have some wonderful books in Swedish and some of the standard 8 shaft draft books, but these books always seem to offer me something delightful every time I open them, which is a lot!
What are some of your favorite weaving books?