The Techniques of Rug Weaving

by Peter Collingwood

Hardcover, 1969

Call number

747 C



Watson-Guptill (1950), Edition: Reissue, 527 pages


The author of this book, a doctor for five years, left medicine to take up hand weaving in 1950. Since then, he has lived by weaving rugs and wall-hangings, and by writing on and teaching textile techniques, especially in America.

User reviews

LibraryThing member RuTemple
Even if you don't imagine yourself weaving rugs, Peter's work is well worth any weaver's time in reading, just for his insights and voice. It's also one of the five weaving books to be stranded on a desert island with.
LibraryThing member fiberguildreno
This is the definitive book on rug weaving, but even if you aren't a rug weaver, you will find an amazing variety of techniques and information in this rather large text. Warp and weft faced fabrics are covered in detail, along with weaving pile and finishing warp ends. The book contains black and white photos to illustrate the various rug weaving techniques and throughout the text, there are numerous drafts and illustrative process drawings. I believe that this book is available for free download due to the generosity of its author, but I think owning the book itself makes sense for anyone interested in rug weaving.… (more)
LibraryThing member WeavingIndiana
The classic book about rug weaving by Peter Collingwood.




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