The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Monday 19 October 2020 at 09:30


To Order Books  Telephone 01730 817191 with the number (ie: W20) plus first part of the title, your name, address plus post code, and telephone number.  If speaking to an answer machine, please give this information slowly and clearly and repeat if possible. You can also order by email The books will then be sent to you with an invoice to include the postage and packing.... please make your cheque out to The Loom Exchange. Or you can pay via Paypal adding 50p to cover Paypal charges, using the email address above.

BOOKS WANTED   The Loom Exchange buys in libraries of textile books, particularly: weaving, spinning, dyeing etc.  If you have books to sell, please send a list to the Loom Exchange, Ash , Stedham, GU29 0PX and we will offer you a price for them.







W1. The Craft of Weaving by Irene Waller.  Softback pp92  A practical guide for the complete beginner. £4

W2.  The Weaver's Workbook - a concise weaving course based on a creative understanding of the priciples and practices of the craft.   by Hilary Chetwynd.  Hardback pp94  £6

W3.  Rag Rug Handbook by Janet Meany and Paula Pfaff.  Softback pp126 A classic guide with 20 traditional 2 and 4 shaft patterns... everything you need to know.  vgc  £7

W4.  Painting with Yarns - Let's Weave A Tapestry by Hilary Charlesworth. New publication.  A spiral bound softback step by step guide to weaving a tapestry sampler.  All you need to know, fully illustrated.  £9.95  collection or part of a book order,  or  £11.45 includes postage and packing.

W5.  Weaving Contemporary Rag Rugs - new designs, traditional techniques by Heather L. Allen.   Hardback pp 124.   Inspiring, start cutting up those old shirts now!  £7

W6.  The Weaver's Craft by L.E.Simpson and M.Weir.  A Dryad hadback pp216  £7

W9.  Weaving - A Manual of Techniques by Rosemary Bridgman.  Hardback pp224.  £6

W13.  Navaho Weaving by Charles Avery Amsden.  Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge.  Softback pp260 A fascinating guide to this beautiful weaving technique.  Black and whilte photos and illustrations throughout.  £6

W14.  The Essential Handbook of Weaving by Rosemary Murray.  Hardback pp158  £6

W15.  Man is a Weaver by Elizabeth Chesley Baity.  Hardback pp333. A 1947 illustrated guide to the history of weaving - written in a lively and informal style.  £5

W16.  Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing - a beginner's manual.  by Virginia G. Hower.  Softback pp168  £4

W17.  A Step by Step Guide to Woven Carpets and Rugs by Ann Croot.  Hardback ex library pp 80 £4

W18.  Weaving a Navajo Blanket by Gladys A. Reichard.  Softback pp 222.  £5

W21.  The Technique of Weaving by John Tovey.   pp126  An excellent comprehensive guide for anyone starting out with weaving.  £5

W22.  The Weavers of Ancient Peru.  Softback pp64 a guide from the exhibition of Peruvian textiles at the Commonwealt Institute in 1985.  £4

W23.  Handweaving - designs and instructions by Lotte Becher.  Hardback pp95.  a good beginner's guide with clear instructions and diagrams.  £5

W25.  Weaving You Can Wear by Jean Wilson with Jan Burhen.  Hardback pp127  ex library copy.  £4

W26.  Weaving is For Anyone by Jean Wilson.   Softback pp144  An inspiring guide to weaving without expensive equipment - let your imagination fly!  £5

W27.  Simple Weaving by Hilary Chetwynd - a pocket how to do it book.  Hardback pp103   lots of information, instructions and clear diagrams packed into a little book.  £4

W30.  Step by Step Weaving - a complete introduction to the craft of weaving, illustrated in full colour by Nell Znamierowski.  Softback pp93  £4

W31.  Weaving for Beginners by Lynn Paulin.  Easy to follow, full colour instructions for simple needle weaving on lap looms.  Softback pp40  £4

W32.  The Art of the Loom - weaving, spinning an dyeing across the world by Ann Hecht.  Softback pp208 vgc    a beautifully illustrated journey across the world of weaving.  £7

W34.  Weaving The Past - a history of Latin America's indigenous women from the prehispanic period to the present.  by Susan Kellogg.  Softback pp3334 vgc.   A sweeping and comprehensive history.  £7

W35.  A Step by Step Guide to Woven Carpets and Rugs by Ann Croot.  Hardback pp80  £4

W36.  Your Book of Weaving by Roger Lewis.  Hardback pp48  A simple and practical introduction - suitable for young people starting out as weavers.  £4

W37.  Guatemala Visited by Mary M. Atwater.  A Shuttle Craft Guild softback pp40.  £4

W38.  Peru:  Textiles Unlimited by Harriet Tidball.  A Shuttle Craft Guild softback pp40  £4

W40.  Latin American Brocades:  Explorations in Supplementary Weft Techniques by Suzanne Baizerman and Karen Searle.  with special weaving instructions for rigid heddle, frame loom, backstrap and floor loom.   softback pp28  £5











S1. The Little Book of Sheep "an amazing and diverting collection of sheep to amuse and delight" pocket size hardback pp56 with beautiful illustrations.  £3

S2.  Notes on Spinning and Dyeing Wool by May Holding.  Softback pp38  £3

S3.  The Craft of Handspinning by Eileen Chadwick.  Softback pp167   £5

S6.  Homespun Handknit - caps, socks, mittens and gloves edited by Linda Ligon.  An Interweave Press softback vgc pp160   Lots of lovely things to make with your handspun!  £6

S7.  Spinning Wheels Spinners and Spinning by Patricia Baines.   pp252  £8 softback £5

S8.  Creative Crafts with Wool and Flax by Molly Duncan.  Hardback pp64  £4

S10.  Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving.  A WI home skills guide to basic techniques and equipment.  Softback   £3.50

S11.  Buddhism for Sheep  - illustrations by Chris Riddell.... pocket sized wisdom!  £3

S12.  Sheep and Wool by T.A.Thompson.   ex library children's book but a really informative read!  £2 

S13.  Stylish Knitting from Handspun or Commercial Yarns. by Nina Shuttlewood.  Hardback pp136 £5

SL1.  The Hand Spinning of Angora Wool by N.M. Meeson.    leaflet £1

SL7. Spinning and Spinning Wheels by Eliza Leadbeater £1



D1.  Passion For Colour - designer knitting with natural dyes by Sarah Burnett.  Hardback pp156.  £7

D2.  Dyeing For Fibres and Fabrics.  Softback pp79  £4

D3.  Hands on Dyeing by Betsy Blumenthal and Kathryn Kreider.  Softback pp110   A great Interweave Press guide.£5

D4.  Tie and Dye - as a present day craft by Anne Maile.  Hardback pp180  ex library copy.  £2

D5.  Synthetic Dyeing - for spinners, weavers, knitters and embroiderers by Frances and Tony Tompson.  Hardback pp134.  £6

D6.  Craft of the Dyer - colour from plants and lichens by Karen Leigh Casselman.  Softback pp248.  £5

D7.  Natural Dyes for Spinners and Weavers.  by Hetty Wickens.  Softback pp96  a comprehensive guide.   £5

D10.  Dye One Knit One by Helen Deighan and Linda De Ruiter.  Softback pp96 vgc  A wonderful How To book with fantastic patterns and lots of info and recipes on dyeing all beautifully illustrated.  £7


















K1.  The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches softback pp96  A comprehensive pattern library. vgc £5

K2.  The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee.  Spiral bound softback pp168    throw away your patterns and follow this brilliant guide.  £7

K3.  Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Projects for each month of the year.  Softback pp147  Keep yourself busy all year with this lovely little book.  £4.50

K4.  The Handknitter's Design Book - a practical guide to creating beautiful knitwear by Alison Ellen.  Hardback pp144  An inspirational book by this brilliant designer/knitter.  £8

K5.  Mary Thomas's Knitting Book.  Softback pp255    From the correct way to wind a ball of wool to the creation of traditional Shetland shawls.... a classic guide.  £5

K6.  The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches - volume three.  Charts and written instructions for each stitch.  Softback pp96  £5

K7.  The Complete Book of Knitting Crochet and Embroidery.  Large format hardback pp480  a comprehensive guide.  £5

K8.  Kaffe Fassett at the V & A.  Knitting and Needlepoint. with photos by Steve Lovi.  Hardback pp158   As with all his books - packed with inspiration.  £5

K9.  The Knitting Book by Jo Compton.  which yarn?  choosing a stitch, basic patterns to adapt, how to start designing and much more.  Softback pp102  £6

K10.  The Country Diary Book of Knitting by Annette Mitchell.  Hardback pp160 beautiful water colours, and lovely photos and patterns in this as new copy. £6

K11.  Knitting For All the Family - Introduction by Una Stubbs.   Beautiful French design combined with easy to follow instructions.  Hardback pp190 £5

K12.  Glorious Knitting by Kaffe Fassett.  Over 30 exclusive patterns in this beautiful softback pp160  £6

K13.  Knitability by Linda O'Brian and Gyles Brandreth.  as new hardback pp94 fun knits for all the family - lots of info. and great illustrations. £5

K14.  The Knitter's Bible - designs for children and adults by Kate Buller.  Hardback pp176  Use the step by step guide to learn new techniques.   £8

K15.  Knit Hats Now - more than 40 knitted hats from 21 top designers.  Softback pp96.  step by step instructions all clearly illustrated.  Patterns for all skill levels.  £5

K16.  Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders - 101 small indulgences edited by Judith Durant.  Alpaca, Organic cotton, Bamboo, Cashmere, Silk, Soy, Corn, Angora, Mohair, Qiviut.  Softback pp271  £8

K17.  A Passion for Knitting = step by step illustrated techniques, easy patterns and essential resources for becoming part of the world of knitting.   By Nancy J. Thomas and Ilana Rabinowitz.  Softback pp270  £7

K18.  Knitivity - create your own Christmas scene by Fiona Goble.  Softback pp80.  £4.50

K19.  Introduction to Knitting - a Golden Hands publication.  Hardback pp116.  Easy to follow beginners course.  Stitches and patterns to perfect your techniques.  £4.50

K20.  Jaeger Handknits - 12 exclusive Jaeger hand knit designs for babies and toddlers from Debbie Bliss.  Softback vgc pp41 £4.50

K21.  Rowan Felted Collection.  A collection of 17 accessory designs by Sarah Hatton.  Softback pp38  £3.50

K22.  Passion for Colour - designer knitting with natural dyes by Sarah Burnett.  Hardback pp139   Glorious illustrations and inspiring designs.  £5

K23.  Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls by Martha Waterman.  Softback pp118  £7

K24.  Sue Bradley's Cotton Collection - delightful florals, classic textures, fascinating birds and beasts, sporty geometrics.  Softback pp95 20 easy to knit designs. £4.50

K25.  Nursery Knitting by Lena Stengard.  Hardback vgc pp112 lots of lovely designs for babies and youngsters up to four.  Superb photography and easy to follow instructions. £6

K26.  Not Just More Socks by Sandi Rosner.  Softback pp68  16 out of the ordinary knitting projects for self striping sock yarn.  £5

K27.  Adventures in Knitting.  Breaking the rules and creating unique designs by Brenda Shapeero.  Hardback pp96.  Stitch know-how, needle know-how, equpment for decoration, embellishments, colour, yarns and much more.  £5

K28.  The Art of Knitting edited by Eve Harlow.  Garments for today from patterns of the past.  Hardback pp160  This book is designed for the connoisseur.  The patterns are not simple but the results are beautiful and original.    £5

K29.  Colourful Knits for You and Your Child by Zoe Mellor.  softback pp80  over 25 innovative designs for women and children up to ten years old - creative use of colour and design to suit knitters of all abilities.  £4

K30.  The Sweater Book - 50 original handknits by top designers.  Hardback pp141 a compendium of beautiful designs for day and evening wear.  £3.50

K31.  Knitting Wildlife by Ruth Herring and Karen Manners.  A wide range of styles and garments for all ages inspired by wildlife designs in association with the World Wildlife Fund - Celebrity models include Marie Helvin and Imran Khan.  Hardback pp94 £5

K32.  A Complete Guide to Knitting edited by Pam Dawson.  Hardback pp160    just as it says in the title!  £4.50

K33.  The Book of Machine Knitting by David Holbourne.  Hardback pp119 £4

K34.  Design for Duomatics by Eileen Metcalf.  Booklet pp64  £3

K35.  The Artistic Collection by Jo Beedles.  Booklet pp56  Machine knitting.   £3

K36.  The Half Pint Collection by Jo Beedles.  Booklet pp62  £3

K37.  The Penguin Book of Knitting by Pam Dawson.  Softback pp144 £3

K38.  Framework Knitting by Marilyn Palmer - a Shire Album booklet.  £1

K39.  Knitting - an illustrated pocket guide to over 90 beautiful patterns.  Hardback pp94vgc £3.50

K40.  Hand Knitting - new directions by Alison Ellen (signed by the author). vgc Hardback pp144  Lavishly illustrated with over 250 colour photos, charts and diagrams.  A gorgeous book.  £7

K41.  Blankets and Throws to Knit - patterns and piecing instructions for 100 knitted squares by Debbie Abrahams.  Hardback pp107   an inspiring book that makes you reach for your knitting needles.  £7

K49.  The Jean Moss Designer Knits Collection.  More than 30 original sweater and cardigan patterns.  Hardback pp160 £5

K50.  Sweaters from the Seaton Collection.  More than 20 inovative pullovers, cardigans, vests and jackets to knit.  by Jamie and Jessi Seaton.  Hardback pp144 beautifully photographed. £5

K58.   Essentials Children's Knits softback pp96 vgc Over 40 easy to make designs to suit every youngster from tiny babies to 12 year olds. £4


C1. The Crochet Answer Book - solutions to every problem you'll ever face.  Answers to every question you'll ever ask.  By Edie Eckman.  Pocket hardback pp318.  £5

C2.  The Craft of Crochet by Pam Dawson.  Hardback pp123 £4

C6.  200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws and afghans.  by Jan Eaton.  Softback pp128  £6

Braid Making, Knotting, Tablets, Felt

B1.  Split-Ply Twining by Virginia I. Harvey.  softback pp42...clear instructions throughout.  £5

B2.  Learnabout Knots.  A Ladybird book.  £3

B3.  Creative Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey.  Softback pp100.  A new approach to the ancient art of Japanese braiding. £8 vgc

B4.  Tablet Weaving - a personal approach by Michael Crompton.  Booklet pp38  an excellent first guide. £2

B5.  Braidmaking by Barbara Pegg.  Softback pp80  Packed with techniques: plaiting, finger braids, knotted braids (macrame), woven braids, tassels, fringes and more.... £5

B6.  Finger Weaving:   Indian Braiding by Alta R. Turner.   Softback pp 48.  £3

B7.  Kumihimo - Japanese Silk Braiding Techniques by Catherine Martin.  Softback pp90  signed copy. £5

B9.  Sling Braiding of the Andes by Adele Cahlander.  Softback pp92 fully illustrated and clear instructions.  £5

B10.  Card Weaving by Candace Crockett.  Softback pp140.  A wonderful Interweave Press publication packed with information, instructions and illustrations.  £7

B11.  Byways in Handweaving by Mary Meigs Atwater.  Softback pp126  (one loose page)  Card weaving, inkle, belt weaving and more £4  

B12.  200 Braids to Loop, Knot, Weave and Twist by Jacqui Carey.  Softback pp256 as new condition.   Clear instructions and beautiful illustrations in this definitive guide.  £5

B15.  A Manual of Fingerweaving by Robert J. Austin.  Softback pp56.  vgc  a beautifully illustrated guide.  £5

B17.  The Big Book of Sling and Rope Braids - by Rodrick Owen.  Patterns for over 250 braids.  vgc.  Hardback pp158   a beautiful guide.  £8



Felt Making

F1.  Feltmaking - fabulous wearables, jewelry and home accents by Chad Alice Hagen.  Softback pp80.  Full of lovely vibrantly colourful projects.     An inspirational book.  £5

F2.  Felting Fashion - creative and inspirational techniques for feltmakers.  by Lizzie Houghton.  Hardback pp126  Practical ideas for creating beautiful clothes - step by step instructions for working with nuno felt and more.   vgc £8

F3.  Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas.  Softback pp112.  A wonderful guide by Interweave Press covering all aspects of felted knitting with 36 projects to create.  vgc  £7

F4.  Elegant Scarves and Wraps  25 gorgeous felt designs by Jill Denton.  Softback pp128 vgc £7

F5.  Nuno Felt by Liz Clay.  Techniques and inspiration for accessories and home interiors.  Softback pp128  vgc.  £7

F6.  Felt Making - techniques and projects by Inge Evers.  softback pp87 - a handy introduction, clearly illustrated.  £4.50

F7.  Feltmaking - the whys and wherefores by Sheila Smith and Freda Walker.  Softback pp72 a great little introductory guide.  £4.50



Carpets and Rugs

CR1. All Colour Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs by Stanley Reed. Hardback pp72 102 colour plates. £5

CR2.  European and Oriental Rugs for Pleasure and Investment by Jack Franses.   Hardback pp176 £4

CR3.  Oriental Rugs and Carpets by Fabio Formenton.  Hardback pp250.  A comprehensive guide with great illustrations.  £4.50

CR4.  The Tiger Rugs of Tibet by Mimi Lipton.  Large format softback pp190  A fascinating study of these very rare possessions of the Tibetan elite.  Possibly fewer than 200 in existence today.  108 colour plates and 50 illustrations.   £7

CR5.  Rugs from The American Museum in Britain by Shiela Betterton.  Softback pp56  £3

CR6.  Rugs from Rags by John Hinchcliffe and Angela Jeffs.  Hardback pp96.   How to make hooked, plaited, knitted and woven rugs recycling fabrics.  £5

CR7.  Charted Designs for Needle Made Rugs by Sibyl L. Mathews.  Hardback pp146  beautiful designs to follow.  £3.50

CR12.  How to Make Hand-Hooked Rag Rugs by Ann Davies.   Softback pp48  £3.50

CR13.  Rugs and Wall Hangings - an illustrated pocket guide to over 50 beautiful designs.  Softback pp96  £3

O26. Carpets of Central Persia by May H. Beattie. Softback pp104 from the World of Islam Festival 1976 catalogue – beautiful illustrations and lots of information but some pages torn out. £1.50

043.  Oriental Rugs in Colour by Preben Liebetrau - hardback pp130  65 colour plates illustrate this lovely little guide. £4

068.  Rag Rugs softback pp26  hooked, braided an more. £3



Other Books

M1.  The Designs of William Morris.  Gorgeous pocket book of designs in full colour.  £3

M2.  The Life and Works of William Morris.  Hardback pp79.  vgc  full colour plates.  £4

M3.  William Morris - Wallpapers and Chintzes by Fiona Clark.  Softback pp95  a comprehensive and fully illustrated guide.  £5

M4.  William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement - a Source Book by Linda Parry.  Large format hardback 100 colour plates.  £6

M5.  William Morris - Decor and Design by Elizabeth Wilhide.   Hardback pp191  a beautifully illustrated guide to this legendary designer and his works.  £6

M6.  The Arts and Crafts Movement by Steven Adams.  Hardback pp128  A lavishly illustrated and comprehensive guide.  £5

M7.  African Textiles - colour and creativity across a continent by John Gillow.  Large format softback pp240.   572 colour illustrations in this beautiful book. Lots of inspiration!  Very good condition.  £8

M9.  20's and 30's Style by Michael Horsham.  Hardback pp128  a feast for anyone with a love of this style.  £5

M10.  The Impressionists Book of Days - a sumptuous collection of the artists, their paintings and their lives.  by Viv Croot.  Hardback.  You are invited to spend a year with the artists - every page is saturated with texture, colour and luminosity that characterize Impressionist style.  £5

M12.  Navajo Rugs - how to find, evaluate, buy and care for them by Don Dedera.  Softback pp114  A comprehensive guide to these amazing textiles.  £5

M13.  RagWork by Lizzie Reakes.  Photography by Tim Imrie.  Hardback pp96.  Complete  step by step instructions for 25 projects from hooked and prodded rugs to hats and jewellery.  £4

M14.  Color, Light, Sight, Sense by Moritz Zwimpfer.  Hardback pp506   An overview of those processes that lead to the perception of colors.. more than 700 photos and diagrams.  The book is intended especially for readers who are concerned with visual objects professionally or from personal interest.  £5

M15.  Woodstock Craftsman's Manual.  A straight ahead guide to Weaving, pottery, macrame, beads, leather, tie dye and batik, embroidery, silkscreen, candles, crochet and more.  Jean Young.  Large format softback pp253 - contact your inner hippy!  £5

M16.  Introducing Textiles and Design by Vulker and Cooper.  Softback pp126  written for junior secondary courses in textiles and design. £3

M17.  The Thread of Life - the story of our use of cellulose.  Softback published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.    A beautifully illustrated guide.  £2

M18.  Ikats - A Victoria and Albert Colour Book.  Hardback pp32 - a beautiful little book.  £4

M19.  Textile Classics - a complete guide to furnishing fabrics and their uses. by Melanie Paine.  Hardback pp240  £8

M20.  The Craft Traditions of India by Jaya Jaitly.  Hardback pp96 a beautifully illustrated guide.  £4

M21.  The Techniques of Basketry by Virginia I. Harvey.  Hardback pp130  examples from all over the world with clear diagrams and instructions.  £5

M22.  Sashiko - easy and elegant designs for decorative machine embroidery by Mary Parker.  Softback pp144.  Sashiko is a traditional Japanese technique - admired for its timeless beauty.  Gorgeous illustrations and inspirational.  £6

M24.  Complete Contemporary Craft Textiles.  75 beautiful projects.  Weaving, quilting, felt making, crochet, knitting and more.  vgc. large format hardback pp382  £7

M26.  Decorative  Beadwork by Debbie Siniska  Hardback pp96  An inspirational guide. £5

M28.  Caring For Textiles.  by Karen Finch and Greta Putnam.  Hardback pp104  £5

M30.  Shibori - the art of fabric tying, folding, pleating and dyeing by Elfriede Moller.  Softback pp64,  vgc  £5

M31.  Colour Harmony 2 - more than 1400 new colour combinations for the designer  a step by step guide to choosing and harmonizing tones.... fabulous! £5

M32.  Scrapbooking - 48 inspirational ideas for cataloguing and displaying treasured memories.  Softback pp 224   £6 vgc

M33.  Make Your Own Books and Boxes - portfolios, photo albums and decorative papers by Peter Baumgartner.  Softback pp94 vgc  £5

M34.  The Handmade Book by Angela James.  Hardback pp80 vgc  Includes 13 step by step handmade book projects and much more.  £5

M35.  Surfaces for Stitch  plastics, films and fabrics by Gwen Hedley.  Hardback pp144 - an inspirational book, packed with info and ideas and in vgc.  £6

M36.  Small Amish Quilt Patterns for Crib Quilts and Wall Hangings.  by Rachel T. Pellman.  Softback pp124 - new revised edition - beautiful!  £5

M37.  The Feisty Stitcher - sewing projects with attitude.   Unexpected materials, 30 fearless ideas, innovative techniques.  by Susan Wasinger.  Softback pp128 vcg  £5

M39.  Anonymous was a Woman - a celebration in words and images of traditional American art and the women who made it.  by Mirra Bank.  softback pp128  £5

ML1.  William Morris - an illustrated life  - The Pitkin Guide.  £1

ML2.  American Textiles and Needlework by Shiela Betterton -published by the American Museum.  £1

ML3.  The Woollen Industry by Chris Aspin (Shire Album) £1

ML4.  The Cotton Industry by Chris Aspin (Shire Album) £1

ML6.  Kelmscott -an illustrated guide by A. R. Dufty.  The home of William Morris. £1

ML7.  Rag Rugs - a Needle Crafts booklet. £1