The Loom Exchange
Weaving & Spinning Equipment & Textile Books Bought & Sold UPDATED: Monday 16 September 2019 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.  The Handweaver's Pattern Book - by Iona Plath.  Over 120 designs for upholstery, curtains, place mats etc.  Softback pp127 (ex-library copy) £4.50

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.

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

W7.  Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport. Softback pp120  An excellent Interweave Press guide.  £5

W8.  Designing On The Loom by Mary Kirby.  Softback pp42  £5

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

W.10.  Learning to Warp by Deborah Chandler. Softback pp56  £5

W11.  Hand-Loom Weaving (the artistic crafts series of technical handbooks) by Luther Hooper.  Hardback pp338.  First published in 1910 and still relevant!  £5

W12.  Tapestry Weaving Design and Technique by Joanne Soroka.  Hardback pp183   Step by step guide with basic and more advanced techniques plus design ideas and more.  vgc  £8

W13.  Weaves and Pattern Drafting by John Tovey.  Hardback pp100  £5

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.  Hardback pp126  An excellent comprehensive guide for anyone starting out with weaving.  £5

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

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

W33.  Weaving and Spinning:  tapestry, tablet, finger and inkle weaving looms, spinning - all explored in this  hardback guide.  pp134 £4

 WL3.  Small Scale Weaving - a Search press booklet, colour illustrated. £1









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

S4.  The Joy of Spinning by Marilyn Kluger.  Hardback pp186  How to choose a wheel or restore one, card, spin, use natural dyes and much more!  £5

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

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

SL1.  Spinning Wheels - Ulster Museum  booklet compiled by G. B. Thompson.  £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

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.  The New Dyer by Sally Vinroot and Jennie Crowder.  Spiral bound softback pp118 £5


















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

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

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

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

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

C3. The Colour Book of Crochet by Mary Stalling. Hardback pp91 An instructive introduction to the craft with a wide range of designs for home accessories, garments and gifts. £4

C4.  The Crochet Workbook - a concise crochet course designed to encourage a creative and imaginative approach to the craft.  by Sylvia Cosh and James Walters.  Hardback pp96  £5

C5.  Crochet Step by Step - 20 easy projects, more than 100 techniques and crochet patterns.  By Sally Harding.  Hardback pp224 vgc £6

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

Braid Making, Knotting, Tablets, Felt

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

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.  New Ways with Tablet Weaving by Anne Dyer  or There's a Snag in it Somewhere.  Softback vgc pp60 very clear instructions and diagrams... £5



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

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

CR8.  Magic Carpets - a guide to creative rug making by Melinda Coss and Sylvie Soudan.  Hardback pp128  30 colourful and original rug designs with full instructions on how to make them.  £5

CR9.  Creative Rug Making - a golden hands crafts book.  Hardback pp86.  Over 25 designs for you to make.  Sewn, rag, crochet, knitted, hooked, flat stitch and rya.  £5

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

O57. Oriental Rugs - an illustrated guide by Hermann Haack. Readable and stimulating with lovely colour and black and white plates. Hardback pp76 £3