Meg Lukens Noonan (2013), The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat, Spiegel and Grau. Highly recommended by Jay. A journalist, Meg, sets off on an adventure to discover the story of a $50,000 handcrafted coat ordered from a fourth-generation 
Sydney tailor by a  long-time client, the dapper son-in-law of an Australian wine baron. The traditions of bespoke tailoring, the stories of the fabric trade and offbeat, obsessed and wildly entertaining characters fill the book. 

Karen Viggers (2019) The Orchardist's Daughter, Allen & Unwin. Written by June's neice, this book is set in the rugged eucalypt forests of Tasmania.


The Bible for Weavers: Marguerite P Davison: A Handweaver's Pattern Book. First printed in 1944, it contains 345 threading drafts for 4 shaft looms, with 1200 designs, all illustrated. 

Anne Dixon (2007), The Handweaver's Pattern DirectoryInterweave. With over 600 drafts, this book has colour photos for the 4 shaft loom. 

Carol Strickler (ed.) (1991) A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, Interweave. Containing almost 1000 patterns on more than 25 weave structures, this book provides explanations of how the structures work. 

Lucille Landis: Twills and Twill Derivatives, 1977. Design your own 4 to 8 Harnesses. Available at the Guild Library for borrowing.

Williams, Mary: The Weaving Patterns of Edward Hussey: being notes on Edward Hussey: his pattern book 1787, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 2016. "In 1988 Mary Williams received a gift that changed the direction of her work as a weaver. It was a photographed copy of a manuscript weaving book written by her husband’s great-great-great-grandfather, Edward Hussey, who was a weaver in North Wales. The book was stared in 1788, so that it was written just before the Industrial Revolution which radically changed the lives of handweavers and the history of handweaving. Williams has deciphered the material in the book and, where possible, worked out the weaving diagrams and tested them by weaving textiles from them. This is an invaluable book for anyone interested in historical weaving patterns or simply wanting unusual and beautiful patterns to weave." (Back cover)

Moorman, Theo: Weaving as a Art Form.1975. Her thoughts on design and aesthetic expression embodied in a woven fabric, covering both matters related to the production of work on the loom; and wider and more fundamental problems involved in the design and production of woven objects. It also explains the Moorman technique, the simplied inlaying of wefts into an overall background fabric on 4 or more shaft looms. 

Barrett, Clotilde: Boundweave, 1982. Design potentials of weft faced twill and basic 2 block weaves on a 4 shaft loom. This book investigates weft faced fabric whose pattern picks consist mostly of floats over 2 or more warp threads and whose wed is bound by other means than a plain weave ground. 

Brostoff, Laya: Double Weave, 1979: Theory and Practice, 1979. A result of repeated request for clarification of the double weave theory, with the implications and possibilities this opens up to the weaver. 

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