Books, Articles, and Films by WARP Members

No Image Available Fiber-safe extraction of red mordant dyes
Description of an extraction and analysis method for textile dyes that are fixed with mordants. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 34:195-206
Magazine Erica Tiedemann and Yiqui Yang
No Image Available Fibers in the Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences
The article begins with an overview of the various materials that humans have used for textile fibers. It includes sections about identifying and analyzing fibrous materials and about the conditions that preserve...
Chapter in book Erica Tiedemann and Kathryn A. Jakes
No Image Available Finishes in the Ethnic Tradition
Fringe treatments, decorative seams and embellishments from global textiles are presented, with great illustrations that are easy to follow.
Book Karen Searle and Suzanne Baizerman
No Image Available Fire and Clay, the Art of Oaxacan Pottery
This book is an homage to the wisdom of the ancestral indigenous potters throughout the wildly diverse state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is a pioneering work, for most of the 70 villages...
Book Eric Mindling
No Image Available Fleeting Identities: Perishable Material Culture in Archaeological Research, ed.
Draws from current worldwide archaeological research to highlight the importance to peoples' lives of perishable materials that rarely survive in the archaeological record but which represent up to 90% of all material...
Book Penelope B. Drooker, ed.
No Image Available Goddess Embroideries of Eastern Europe
Study of folk goddesses portrayed on embroideries and weavings in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern European countries of Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
Book Mary B Kelly
No Image Available Goddess Embroideries of the Balkan Lands and Greek Islands
Folk tales of the of the Balkans and Greek islands with a focus on symbols rituals and the meaning of local goddesses on embroidery.
Book Mary B Kelly
No Image Available Goddess Embroideries of the Northlands
A textile survey of female deities, preserved by women on textiles from the Neolithic to the 20th century on textiles from Siberia to the Atlantic Ocean. Symbolic interpretation on embroidery and weaving...
Book Mary B Kelly
No Image Available Goddess Women Cloth
World-wide symbols of female deities, preserved by women on textiles in Alaska, North and South America, China and Japan, central and south east Asia.
Book Mary B Kelly
No Image Available Granddaughters of Corn
With photographs and text, this book deals with the brutal 1980s civil war and especially its effects on women. In 1985 Anderson and Garlock produced a widely traveled photography and text exhibit...
Book Marilyn Anderson and Jonathan Garlock
No Image Available Guardians of the Arts / Guardianes de las Artes
This book of 43 prints developed over more than 10 years and is the result of the author's love of traditional Mayan culture and her love of printmaking. Not all the arts...
Book Marilyn Anderson
No Image Available Guatemalan Story Cloths: Women Finding Their Voices, Piecework Magazine, Fall 2021
Guatemalan Story Cloths: Women Finding Their Voices
Magazine Mary Anne Wise
No Image Available Guatemalan Textiles Today
The text and photos present the different looms and weaving techniques from many parts of Guatemala. It shows the many designs and patterns current at that time when traditional dress was worn...
Book Marilyn Anderson
No Image Available Guatemalan Woven Wealth – Preserving a Rich Textile Tradition
The book discusses the Mayan women's wardrobe which reflects the cultural heritage of generations of weavers. Garments being made and worn currently are rooted in long tradition. There is reference to identifying...
Book Deborah Chandler and Raymond E Senuk
No Image Available Guatemalan-Style Bags and How to Make a Net Bag
This publication highlights Guatemalan bag techniques including loom-woven (treadle, fixed-vertical, vertical frame and horizontal looms), knit and crocheted, linked (single and two element) and looped or knotless netted (simple, hourglass, cross-knit and...
Book Kathryn Rousso
No Image Available Hammock Making Techniques
Based on research with ethnographic examples, this book describes and illustrates fabric structures, finishing techniques, and hanging devices used to produce traditionally constructed hammocks. Basics for how to make a hammock using...
Book Penelope B. Drooker
No Image Available Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools: Collected Works from the Save the Sheep Project
Starting in 1997, the Spin-Off editorial team struck out to enlighten spinners about rare-breed wools and in 2000 published the book Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools. This was the guidebook to go...
Book or PDF Deborah Robson
No Image Available Handwoven Home
Home is where your loom is! Explore the know-how it takes to weave for your home, including yarn selection, tips and techniques, and tons of finishing and project inspiration. Included are over...
Book Liz Gipson
No Image Available Heddlecraft
Heddlecraft is a digital magazine for handweavers who love to weave and want to know more.
Online magazine Robyn Spady
No Image Available How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman
Navajo blankets, rugs, and tapestries are the best-known, most-admired, and most-collected textiles in North America. There are scores of books about Navajo weaving, but no other book like this one. For the...
Book Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas
No Image Available In Search of Wild Silk : Exploring a Village Industry in the Jungles of India
Silk! just the word invokes intrigue and fantasies of lavish mounds of rich hued fabrics. The journey of metamorphosis from caterpillar to silken luxury is miraculous. Textile artist Karen Selk delves into...
Book Karen Selk
No Image Available Inkle Loom Weaving – an Introduction
2 hour 16 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. Woven cloth is ubiquitous in today’s world. We often take it for granted, unfortunately. Like learning the basics of playing the piano –...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Interlacements: Threads & Lives
120 minute full length documentary film by Marilyn and Rainer Romatka. We are taking a unique view of hand-weaving in the movie, focusing on relationship. This is a documentary film that tells...
DVD Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Introduction to Temari: Japanese Thread Balls
1 hour 5 minute instructional video with Marilyn Romatka. Temari balls are exquisitely wound and embroidered gems that are given in Japan as a very special gift to a loved one on...
DVD or streaming Marilyn Romatka
No Image Available Journeys: The Life and Work of Jackie Abrams
A wonderful book about Jackie's artwork, teaching, and social justice work.
Book and eBook Beth Hester and Jackie Abrams
No Image Available Kantha Reimagined: From Private to Public – 20 minutes
Video Cathy Stevulak
No Image Available Kantha: Forms and Transformations
The kantha or, as it is increasingly referred to as the nakshi kantha, is an important aspect of Bengali women's domestic arts and crafts. Kanthas are made in most parts of Bangladesh...
Online magazine Cathy Stevulak and Niaz Zaman
No Image Available Knit in New Directions
Freeing knitters with all levels of experience to become involved in the creative process and still make a garment that is knit-to-fit, this template-based approach is not math-dependent and works for people...
Book Myra Wood
No Image Available Knitting Art: 150 innovative Works by 18 Contemporary Artists
Now available as an e-book, it consists of interviews with 18 US and Canadian artists who use knitting as their primary medium of expression. As some knitters create mittens and sweaters, others...
Book and eBook Karen Searle
No Image Available La Gamarra
Focusing on the garment district in Lima, Peru, the book is all photos, 113 pages, of the micro-factories, displays, vendors, fashions, and manikins.
Book Carol Hayman
No Image Available Latin American Brocades
Available online at the University of Arizona's weaving archive: This guide to weaving supplementary weft techniques provides instructions for both pickup and loom-controlled weaves found in primarily in Guatemalan textiles.
Book Karen Searle and Suzanne Baizerman
No Image Available Learning to Weave
A study guide to learn four shaft weaving starting from zero. All of the basics are covered: the tools of weaving, warping the loom, weaving, reading and designing drafts, understanding a dozen...
Book Deborah Chandler
No Image Available Living Maya
"This beautifully illustrated book‚ [is] both an ethnographic study and an homage to a culture." With photography by Jeffrey Jay Foxx
Book Walter F (Chip) Morris, Jr.
No Image Available Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala
Chapters focus on maguey fibers in Guatemala and include history, botanical information, harvesting, fiber extraction, spinning, dyeing and patterns, and loom-woven (treadle, fixed-vertical, vertical, back-strap and horizontal looms) and non-loom or hand-construction...
Book Kathryn Rousso
No Image Available Makers and Markets: The Wright Collection of Twentieth-Century Native American Art
The extent and significance of an iconic collection of pre-1990s southwestern crafts, including an impressive range of exemplary textiles, basketry, pottery, jewelry, and more. Discusses market factors and the rise of both...
Book Penelope B. Drooker with contributions by Patricia Capone
No Image Available Master Weaver from Ghana
Juvenile nonfiction - 32 pages. Bobbo is a traditional weaver from Ghana, where his ancestors have been weaving for generations. His young son, Kweku, learns from him, just as Bobbo learned from...
Book Gilbert Bobbo Ahiagble and Louise Meyer
No Image Available Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror
A documentary film co-produced with Bill Jungels, 2017. Available on YouTube, also with Spanish sub-titles. The film includes interviews with two weavers from Chenalhó, Chiapas as well as other young Maya men...
Documentary film Christine Eber
No Image Available Maya Gods and Monsters – Supernatural Stories from the Underworld and Beyond
Through captivating stories and lush illustrations, Maya Gods and Monsters draws on ancient creation myths and lore of the Maya people and gives life to wild and quirky gods, magical monsters, and...
Book Carol Karasik
No Image Available Maya Hair Sashes Backstrap Woven in Jacaltenango, Guatemala / Cintas Mayas tejidas con el telar de cintura en Jacaltenango, Guatemala
A bilingual book based on Carol's doctoral dissertation that features the Jakaltek backstrap loom, backstrap weaving, symbolism, and the beautiful hair sashes of the Jakaltek women from both anthropological and artistic perspectives....
Book Carol Ventura
No Image Available Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas
A definitive guide to the history, meaning, and evolution of the beautiful and intricate Maya textiles of Chiapas, Mexico. Photography by Janet Schwartz
Book Walter F (Chip) Morris, Jr. and Carol Karasik
No Image Available Mayan Arts and Crafts of Guatemala / Artes Y Artesanías Mayas de Guatemala
First a children's English/Spanish bilingual coloring book, then in (2003) augmented to eight Mayan languages and Spanish. The latter appeared with the assistance of Maya educators, translators, and Fernando Peñalosa of Yax...
Book Marilyn Anderson
No Image Available Mayas in Postwar Guatemala, Harvest of Violence Revisited – Everyday Violence of Exclusion: Women in Precarious Neighborhoods of Guatemala City
Edited by Walter Little and Timpothy Smith, Everyday Violence of Exclusion: Women in Precarious Neighborhoods of Guatemala City
Chapter in book Brenda Rosenbaum and Liliana Goldin
No Image Available Mississippian Village Textiles at Wickliffe
All you ever wanted to know about Native American fabric types and technology in southeastern North America during the millennium before the arrival of Europeans, with data from the relatively few extant...
Book Penelope B. Drooker
No Image Available Moorman Inlay for Rigid Heddle Looms
Monograph on a double-heddle technique.
Book Karen Searle
No Image Available More of Survival than an Art: Comparing Late Nineteenth- and Late Twentieth-Century Lifeways and Weaving
In Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian, edited by Eulalie Bonar
Chapter in book Ann Lane Hedlund
No Image Available More Tapestry Crochet 1st and 2nd Edition
Includes the basics of tapestry crochet, an expanded history, tapestry crochet design, special graph papers, and instructions for 20 projects. More Tapestry Crochet,2nd edition, digital Kindle edition, 2014. Availableon fixed and...
Book and eBook Carol Ventura
No Image Available Moroccan Feminism at the Grassroots Level. In Moroccan Feminisms: New Perspectives. Moha Ennaji, Fatima Sadiqi and Karen Vintges, Eds.
One of the artisans in Women Artisans of Morocco, a button maker and grassroots feminist, describes in fascinating detail her life, the choices she's made, and how she helps other women.
Chapter in book Susan Schaefer Davis and Amina Yabis
No Image Available Mujer Maya, Tejido e Identidad Étnica: Un ensayo histórico
In La Indumentaria y el Tejido Mayas a Través del Tiempo, L. Asturias de Barrios and D. Fernández, eds.
Chapter in book Brenda Rosenbaum with Linda Asturias de Barrios
No Image Available My Little Loom Companion
A weaving book for beginners learning to weave on a simple lap loom. All of the basic weaving techniques are explained with step-by step directions and photos. Purchase online - $16....
Book and eBook Lucy Jennings
No Image Available Nature Provides Dyes for Rainbows, A Workshop Approach
A workshop approach for obtaining rainbows of colors during each of three different workshops: Missouri Dye Plants (locally found plants); Ancient Dyes (imported dyes commonly used in America before synthetic dyes in...
Book Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser
No Image Available Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest Book Ann Lane Hedlund, Peter Hiller and Ramona Sakiestewa