Books, Articles, and Films by WARP Members

No Image Available A Textile Guide to the Chiapas Highlands
Published in cooperation with Na Bolom Museum and Study Center in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, this guide visits 20 villages in the Chiapas Highlands to showcase their stunning handwoven cloth while also providing...
Book Walter F (Chip) Morris, Jr. and Carol Karasik
No Image Available A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Guatemala
Designed to support the textile part of your travels (or just education), the book explores and explains the variety of textiles that make up the vibrant textile culture of Guatemala. Following the...
Book and eBook Deborah Chandler
No Image Available A Textile Traveler’s Guide to Peru and Bolivia
An excellent resource for discovering artisans, markets, shops, museums, and festivals, this guide presents convenient, safe, and accessible methods of travel, when to go, where to stay, and where to eat. Expert...
Book Cynthia LeCount Samaké
No Image Available A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching
Swatching offers an easy way to sketch your ideas risk-free and unleash your creativity in new and wonderful ways. Learn the philosophy behind swatching - using a frame loom to sample for...
Book Liz Gipson
No Image Available A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn
Stumped by what yarns to use for weaving? This book explores the many ways to measure yarn, how to substitute one yarn for another, select the perfect sett, color hacks, comprehensive fiber...
Book Liz Gipson
No Image Available Acadian Brown Cotton in Spinoff Magazine
Article Sharon Gordon Donnan
No Image Available Adolescence in a Moroccan Town
Describes many aspects - social, psychological and physical - of the lives of adolescent boys and girls in a mid-sized Moroccan town.
Book Susan Schaefer Davis and Douglas A Davis
No Image Available An exploration of prehistoric spinning technology: Spinning efficiency and technology transition
An experimental archaeology study that compared hand production rates for textile yarns. Archaeometry, 48: 293-307
Magazine Erica Tiedemann and Kathryn A. Jakes
No Image Available Andean Pebble Weave on Inkle Looms
This manual is aimed at band weavers who are interested in either taking their first steps in pick-up patterning or adding another versatile patterning structure to their repertoire. Dozens of step-by-step photos,...
Book or PDF Laverne Waddington
No Image Available Artisan enterprise, cultural property, and the global market. In S. Black, A. de la Haye, J. Entwistle, A. Rocamora, R.A....
Compares and contrasts two artisan groups (Kala Raksha Trust and MarketPlace Handwork of India) on human capabilities and outcomes.
Chapter in book Mary Littrell and Judy Frater
No Image Available Artisans and Advocacy in the Global Market: Walking the Heart Path
This is a series of essays, several written by WARP members.
Book Jeanne Simonelli, Katherine O'Donnell and June Nash (editors)
No Image Available Artisans and Cooperatives. Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy – Of Women, Hope and Angels. Fair trade and artisan...
Of Women, Hope and Angels. Fair trade and artisan production in a squatter settlement in Guatemala City
Chapter in book Brenda Rosenbaum and Kimberly Grimes (Ed.)
No Image Available Artisans and fair trade: Crafting development
Book explores the impacts, from a fair trade business model, for An artisan group (MarketPlace Handwork of India) operating in a Mumbai slum.
Book Mary Littrell and Marsha Dickson
No Image Available Backstrap Weaving
This book grew out of my fascination with backstop weaving and the loom itself. It is an instructional book that leads through all steps in building your own loom and provides different...
Book Marilyn Anderson and Barbara Taber
No Image Available Bead & Felted Tapestry Crochet
Includes the basics of tapestry crochet, special graph papers, and instructions for 7 beaded, 6 felted, and 3 bead felted projects.
Book Carol Ventura
No Image Available Beginning Cotton Spinning on the Wheel
This 56-page book is for people who want to learn how to spin cotton or spinners who want to improve their skill and knowledge about cotton and cotton spinning. This spiral-bound book...
Book and eBook Joan Ruane
No Image Available Beyond Cloth and Cordage: Archaeological Textile Research in the Americas
Summaries of recent archaeological textile research and current methods of object handling and analysis in the Americas, plus nine in-depth case histories. An overview of current research on New World archaeological fabrics,...
Book Penelope B. Drooker, ed., with Laurie Webster
No Image Available Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories of Inca Lives
With paintings by Angel L. Callañaupa Álvarez, the vivid paintings and stories provide a rare glimpse into Inca peoples' creative work, especially the famous Andean practice of weaving and other textile arts.
Book Elizabeth Conrad VanBuskirk
No Image Available Block Weaves
102 minutes. Shows how to read and create block drafts and how to use them with specific weave structures. Includes a handbook with exercises, resources, and more.
DVD Madelyn van der Hoogt
No Image Available Bow Loom Weaving
57 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. This is Marilyn's most popular class, in a box! The Ulo Akha peoples of Northern Thailand use these beaded bands to decorate their elaborate traditional...
DVD Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Braiding with Backbone; Kumihimo with Wire
1 hour 13 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. What a twist! Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique, normally used with silk strands. But in this class, we use the wooden...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Card Trick: The Magic of Tablet Weaving
65 minute documentary video program by Marilyn Romatka. Weave with nothing but a deck of cards? Can it be true? Yes! Card Weaving (aka Tablet Weaving) is a very old technique, first...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Caucasian Textiles, 16th – 20th Century Book Ann Lane Hedlund, H. Medill Sarkisian and Peter Robinson
No Image Available Cloth That Does Not Die: The Meaning of Cloth in Bunu Social Life
The Bunu Yoruba people of central Nigeria mark every critical juncture in an individual's life, from birthing ceremonies to funeral celebrations, with handwoven cloth. The author explains how and why this is...
Book Elisha Renne
No Image Available Continuous Strand Weaving Method, Techniques and Projects for Triangle, Square, and Rectangle Frame Looms
This weaving method is a magical, unique way of weaving in which the loom dresses itself as the weaving progresses.  There is no limit to the types of textiles created using this...
Book Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser
No Image Available Continuous Strand Weaving on Rectangle Frame Loom
A 30-minute introduction to using the continuous strand weaving method on rectangle frame looms of all sizes. Includes design and project examples for both small rectangles and large adjustable ones.
DVD Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser
No Image Available Coton jaune – Acadian Brown Cotton – A Cajun Love Story
This documentary film explores the history of natural brown cotton in southwest Louisiana and examines its origins and use among the people of Acadiana. Rich in oral history, the film tells the...
Film Sharon Gordon Donnan
No Image Available Coton jaune – Acadian Brown Cotton in Handeye Magazine
Article Sharon Gordon Donnan
No Image Available Crafts in The World Market: The Impact of Global Exchange on Middle American Artisans – That We May Serve Beneath...
That We May Serve Beneath Your Hands and Feet: Women Weavers in Highland Chiapas, with Christine Eber
Chapter in book Brenda Rosenbaum and Christine Eber
No Image Available Crafts of Armenia
This book features fifty artists shown in their studios, with several pieces of their work. Information is given about the development of each person and the unique approach of each to their...
Book Philis Alvic
No Image Available Crazy Lace: an artistic approach to creative lace knitting
Crazy Lace explores the use with and without pre-charted lace knitting designs in traditional shawl structures including instruction, charts and inspirational photos.
Book Myra Wood
No Image Available Crazyshot Companion- Charted Designs for Overshot Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Crazyshot Companioncontains over 100 charted designs, along with complete instructions for incorporating them into your Crazyshot projects. You'll also find ways to combine or modify charts, to add color, or to translate...
Book Myra Wood
No Image Available Crazyshot- Creative Overshot Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Crazyshot - creative overshot weaving - introduces anyone who uses a rigid heddle loom to a whole world of creative weaving. Using just one heddle and one pick-up stick explore color, design,...
Book Myra Wood
No Image Available Creative Crafts of the World
Creative Crafts of the World is a practical guide for teaching folk art to groups of children, young adults, adults, even yourself! From years of teaching real-life folk art classes, these lesson...
Book Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Creative Crochet Lace
Creative Crochet Lace is a template-based approach to creating wearable art using a freestyle approach to lace crochet. Templates, general instructions and lots of inspirational photos are included.
Book Myra Wood
No Image Available Crochet patterns
Most of my articles are crochet patterns in magazines.
Magazine Carol Ventura
No Image Available Cuando una mujer se levanta (Spanish translation of When a Woman Rises)
This edition is available for free for Mayas in Chiapas - Dos mujeres zapatistas, atadas por expectativas culturales, luchan por expresar la verdad de sus vidas en los altos de Chiapas. Magdalena...
Book Christine Eber
No Image Available Culture and History: subregional Variation among the Maya
Mayas from Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico, narrate strikingly similar stories that are part of their oral tradition. These similarities reflect the fact that Mayas from both areas share a common cultural tradition...
Magazine Brenda Rosenbaum and Liliana Goldin
No Image Available Death and the Textile Industry in Nigeria
This book draws upon thinking about the work of the dead in the context of deindustrialization - specifically, the decline of the textile industry in Kaduna, Nigeria - and its consequences for...
Book Elisha Renne
No Image Available Doubleweave Basics
Step-by-step instructions for weaving a two-layer sampler on four shafts. Learn to weave separate layers, double-width cloth, tubes, slits, color-and-weave effects, stitched cloth, simple pique, quilted cloth and top layer laces. 2...
DVD Jennifer Moore
No Image Available Doubleweave Pick-up
Learn how to weave any image you would like to create through pick-up on two layers of cloth. Detailed demonstrations teach you how to design and follow a graph, accurately create the...
DVD Jennifer Moore
No Image Available Dragon Boat Decorations: Magic with Ribbon
50 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. These geometric gems are hand-crafted in China, filled with insect-repelling herbs, and hung up during the Dragonboat Festival in the hot 5th month of the...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Embroidering with the Loom: Creative Combinations of Weaving and Stitchery
For handweavers interested in incorporating embroidery into their work, including weaving specially designed backgrounds for embroidery, weaving portions of embroidery stitches, and using embroidery to add touches difficult or impossible to weave....
Book Penelope B. Drooker
No Image Available Embroidering within Boundaries: Afghan Women Creating a Future
This book traces the converging paths of traditional khamak embroidery, the 400 brave women who have found in it a way to build their lives, and the tenuous state of their efforts...
Book Rangina Hamidi and Mary Littrell
No Image Available Endangered Threads documentaries
Under the umbrella of her non-profit Endangered Threads, Kathleen Vitale produced nineteen documentaries and interviews with and about the Maya in Guatemala and Mexico, all of which can now be seen on...
Kathleen Mossman Vitale
No Image Available European Paper Stars (Papiersterne)
47 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. Delightfully easy and deceptively complex, these stars are popular in Europe, especially at Christmas time to hang in windows with light coming through them. They...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Exploring Multishaft Design and Exploring Multishaft Design, second edition
Exploring Multishaft Design is a workshop in a book. Create and understand new drafts by following step-by-step exercises with examples using 8 shafts, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 24 shafts. It does...
Book Bonnie Inouye
No Image Available Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes
The powerful visual expressions of Joe Coca's photographs introduce dozens of elder weavers and the landscapes that they occupy in the Cusco region of the Peruvian Andes. A revealing cultural study presents...
Book Nilda Callañaupa Álvarez, Christine Franquemont and Joe Coca
No Image Available Fair trade and artisans. In Laura T. Raynolds and Elizabeth A. Bennet (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Fair Trade
Chapter introduces and includes the artisan sector in this multi-sector volume assessing the fair trade movement.
Chapter in book Mary Littrell
No Image Available Fallkill Falls Tapestry
Video (about 6 minutes in length) directed by Melissa Gagliardi, documenting the design and making by Mary Flad of a tapestry for installation in Fallkill Commons, a supportive housing project in New...
Video Mary M Flad