DH and I went to a nearby library’s used book sale on Saturday in the hope of finding photography books for him and at least one weaving book for me. While jumping up and down trying to stay warm in 20 mph winds, I wondered whether it was really necessary to get there early so we could stand as numbers 23 and 24 in the long line waiting for the sale to begin, but afterward I was so glad that we had, because we both found exactly what we came for!
I had help. As soon as I got to the HandiCrafts bookcase I mentioned to the woman who was shopping the upper shelves while I shopped the low ones that I was looking for weaving books. She in turn said she wanted any about spinning. – I always try to engage the person standing closest to me in this way in hopes that we can both get the books we want before those trying to reach around us can grab them. – Each of us happened to discover the book the other was looking for, proof that ‘my method’ works! lol.
My most wonderful find was “Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving” by Betty Davenport. As you can tell by its reviews on Amazon, this is a Great weaving reference book. It and “The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving”, are the only ones I know of written specifically for rigid heddle looms.
And yet it was only $1.00! Wooo-hoo!
As a more comprehensive weaving book, I highly recommend Deborah Chandler’s “Learning to Weave”. Maybe I’ll find it at the next book sale! In the meantime I can borrow it, yet again, lol, from a nearby library.
The other treasures I found at the sale were quilting ones. “Quick Quilts to Make in a Weekend” was also $1, but “Nine Patch Wonders” is so thin it was considered a magazine, which go for only. . . 10¢!!
Surely the author’s autograph makes it worth more than that! lol.
I came home with a stack of ‘regular’ quilting magazines too, which I’ve already reduced to this small pile of ideas and patterns.
I’ll add them to the appropriate folders in my Crochet/Sew/Quilt file box, one of four such ‘Treasure Chests’ that sit under my craft table, always ready to provide inspiration.
How do you organize your
treasures patterns and articles?
P.S. DH found the photography book which had been #1 on his wish list, plus four others. Yay!