General Interest

man testing cleaning products….from book “Odd Jobs”


Balfour-Paul, Jenny, Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans 2011 Firefly Books NY

Colchester, Chloe  Textiles Today: A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions 2007 Thames and Hudson, New York.

Gastman, Roger and Darin Rowland, Ian Sattler Freight Train Graffiti 2006 Thames and Hudson Pub. London.

Geary, James I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How it Shapes the Way We See the World 2011 HarperCollins, NY.

Gillow, John and Bryan Sentance  World Textiles: A Vsual Guide to Traditional Techniques 1999 Thames and Hudson, London/NY.

Greene, Vivien (ed) Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe 2014 Guggenheim Museum Publications.

Gursky, Andreas Andreas Gursky / Kunstmuseum Basel; with contributions by Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Beate Söntgen, Nina Zimmer. c2007.Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz ; Basel : Kunstmuseum Basel.

Larsen, Jack Lenor  The Dyer’s Art: Ikat, Batik, Plangi 1976 Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Lau, Evelyn “More and More” from Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast Crozier, Lorna and Patric Lane eds, 2006, Greystone Books.

Lauer, David A and Stephen Pentak Design Basics (5th ed) 2002 Wadsworth-Thomson Learning, Singapore

Lileks James Interior Desecrations: Hidious Homes From the Horrible ‘70s  2004 Crown Publishing, New York.

Livingstone, Joan and John Ploof eds  The Object of Labor: Art, Cloth and Cultural Production 2007 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Press/MIT Press, Cambridge MA

McQuaid, Matilda (ed) Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance 2005, Princeton Architectural Press, NY.

Miller, Judith Decorative Arts: Style and Design from Classical to Contemporary 2006 Dorling Kindersley, New York N.Y.

Newell, Laurie Britton Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft  2007 V&A Publications, London

Pastourneau, Michel The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes 2003 Washington Square Press, N.Y.

Perry, Mike Over and Over: A Catalogue of Hand-Drawn Patterns 2008 Princeton Architectural Press.

Poli, Doretta Davanzo  Twentieth Century Fabrics: European and America Designes and Manufactures 2007 Palazzo Casati STampa, Milano.

Quinn, Bradley  Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge  2009 Laurence King Publishing, London.

Rose, Barbara  Magdalena Abakanowicz 1994 Harry N. Abrams, Inc New York.

Rubin, David S. ed. Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s 2010 San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Tx.

Schoeser, Mary  Silk  2007 Yale University Press, New Haven.

Stevens, Peter S.  Handbook of Regular Patterns: An Introduction to Symmetry in Two Dimensions 1984 MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.

Torsney, Cheryl B and Judy Elsley eds Quilt Culture: Tracing the Pattern  1994 University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri.

Trilling, James  The Language of Ornament 2001 Thames and Hudson, London

Valoma, Deborah ” The Impermanent Made Permanent”  Fiberarts Nov/Dec2005

Washburn, Dorothy K. and Donald W. Crowe Symmetry Comes of Age: The Role of Pattern in Culture 2004 University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Weiner, Annette B and Jane Schneider  Cloth and Human Experience 1989 Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

Weltge, Sigrid Wortmann  Women’s Work: Textile Art from the Bauhaus  1993 Thames and Hudson, London/NY.

The Grid

bank stuff....

Eckmann, Sabine and Lutz Koepnick Grid<>Matrix 2006 Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Finch, Christopher  Chuck Close: Work  2007 Prestel Pub, 2007 NY,NY.

Galassi, Peter Andreas Gursky 2001 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Higgins, Hannah B. The Grid Book 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge Mass.

Howeler, Eric  Skyscraper  2003 Universe Publishing, NY, NY.

Krauss, Rosalind Grids October, Vol.9 (Summer 1979) pp 50-64

Rodgers, Timothy Robert In Pursuit of Perfection: The Art of Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Florence Pierce 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Phulkari shawl

Ganjoor, Vidhu  Kashmiri Shawls and Carpets 2009  Samvedana Culture and Heritage Trust, New Delhi.


Mathur, AshaRani Indian Shawls: Mantles of Splendour 2004 Rupa and Co, New Delhi.


Maxwell, Robin Sari to Sarong: Five Hundred Years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchange  2003 National Gallery of Australia


Batik Bike 1900

Forshee, Jill Between the Folds: Stories of Cloth, Lives and Travels From Sumba  2001 University of Hawaii Press,Honolulu.

Gittinger, Mattiebelle, Textiles for this World and Beyond: Treasures from Insular Southeast Asia 2005 Scala Publishers London.

Hitchcock, Michael  Indonesian Textiles 1991 British Museum Press, London.

Maxwell, Robyn Sari to Sarong: Five hundred years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchange  2003 National Gallery of Australia,Thames and Hudson, Port Melbourne Australia.

McCabe Elliot, Inger  Batik: Fabled Cloth of Java 2004 Periplus Editions, Singapore

Puranananda, Jane (ed) The Secrets of Southeast Asian Textiles: Myth, Status and the Supernatural 2007 James H.W. Thompson Foundation, Bangkok

Islamic Art, Architecture and Textiles….

Chuvin, Pierre Samarkand Bukhara Hiva 2001  Editions Flammarion, Paris

Clark, Ruby  Central Asian Ikats From the Rau Collection 2007 V&A Publications, London.

Clevenot, Dominique Splendors of Islam: Architecture, Decoration and Design 2000 Thames and Hudson, London.

Eiland, Emmett Oriental Rugs Today: A Guide to the best new Carpets from the East 2003 Berkeley Hills Books, Albany, CA

Ellis, Marianne and Jennifer Wearden Ottoman Embroidery 2001 V&A Publications, London.

Hann, Michael  Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure 2013 Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, London

Kalter, Johannes The Arts and Crafts of Syria: Collection Antoine Touma and Linden-Museum Stuttgart 1992 Thames and Hudson, London/New York.

Khalili, Nasser D. Visions of Splendour in Islamic Art and Culture 2008 Worth Press Ltd, United Kingdom.

Kremmer, Christopher  The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: a Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes 2002 HarperCollins Canada

Marks, Laura U. Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art 2010 MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.

Murphy, Brian The Root of Wild Madder: Chasing the History, Mystery, and Lore of the Persian Carpet 2005 Simon and Schuster.

Nuseibeh, Said The Dome of the Rock 1996 rizzoli International, New York.

O’Kane, Bernard Treasures of Islam: Artistic Glories of the Muslim World 2007 Duncan Baird Publishers, London.

Paine, Sheila Embroidery from Afghanistan 2006 The British Museum Press, London.

Stierlin, Henri Islam (Volume 1) Early Architecture from Baghdad to Cordoba 1996 Taschen Verlag, Cologne.

Stierlin, Henri Persian Art and Architecture 2012 Thames and Hudson, NY.

Sutton, Daud  Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry 2007 Walker Publishing, New York.

Weir, Shelagh  Embroidery from Palestine  2006 The British Museum Press, London.

Japan and Korea

Ayako Miyawaki

Allen Jeanne Designer’s guide to Japanese Patterns 1988 Chronicle Books, San Francisco

Gunner, Janice Shibori for Textile Artists 2006 Batsford, London.

Inumaru, Tadashi and Yoshida, Mitsukuni The Traditional Crafts of Japan- 1 – Textiles 1992 Diamond Inc, Tokyo, Japan.

Inumaru, Tadashi and Yoshida, Mitsukuni The Traditional Crafts of Japan- 2 – Textiles 1992 Diamond Inc, Tokyo, Japan.

Jackson, Anna  Japanese Textiles In the Victoria and Albert Museum 2000 V&A Publications, London.

Koumis, Matthew  Art Textiles of the World: Japan 1997 Telos Art Publishing, Winchester, England.

Koumis, Matthew  Art Textiles of the World: Japan Volume II 2002 Telos Art Publishing, Winchester, England.

Lee, Mi-Kyoung  Art Textiles of the World: Korea  2005 Telos Publishing, Winchester, England.

McCarty, Cara and Matilda McQuaid Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles 1999 Museum of Modern Art, NY.

Mende, Kazuko and Reiko Morishige Sashiko: Blue and White Quilt Art of Japan 1991 Shufunotomo Co Ltd. Tokyo

Moroyama, Masanori Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji Modern, Contemporary  2007 Kodansha International, Tokyo.

Van Assche, Annie (ed) Fashioning Kimono: Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century 2005 Japan Five Continents Publishing, Milan


My Mother’s knitting….

Compton, Rae  The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting 1983  Charles Scribners Sons, New York.

Feitelson, Ann The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color and Patterns  1996 Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado.

Gottfridsson, Inger  The Swedish Mitten Book: Traditional Patterns from Gotland 1984 Lark Books, North Carolina.

LeCount, Cynthia Gravelle Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia  1990 Dos Tejedoras Fiber Arts Publications, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Ruhe, Stella  Dutch Traditional Ganseys: Sweathers from 40 Villages 2014 Forte, Amsterdam.

Rutt, Richard  A History of Hand Knitting 1987 Interweave Press, Colorado

Scott, Shirley Canada Knits: Craft and Comfort in a Northern Land 1990 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd, Scarborough Ontario.

Searle, Karen Knitting Art: 150 Innovative Works from 18 Contemporary Artists  2008 Voyageur Press, Minneapolis MN.

Starmore, Alice  Aran Knitting 1997 Interweave Press, Colorado.

Tellier-Loumagne, Francoise The Art of Knitting: Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces  2005 Thames and Hudson, London.

Van der Klift-Tellegen, Henriette Knitting from the Netherlands: Traditional Dutch Fishermen’s Sweaters 1985 Lark Books Asheville, North Carolina.

Zilboorg, Anna Fancy Feet: Traditional Knitting Patterns of Turkey 1994 Lark Books Asheville, North Carolina.


Log Cabin Quilt Canada, 1900

(see also African/African American textiles)

Eddy, Celia  Quilted Planet: A Sourcebook of Quilts from Around the World  2005 Octopus Publishing Group, New York.

Kiracofe, Roderick with Mary Elizabeth Johnson  The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort 1750-1950  1993 Clarkson Potter Pub. NY.

Torsney, Cheryl B and Judy Elsley eds Quilt Culture: Tracing the Pattern  1994 University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri.



Douglas, Charlotte “Suprematist Embroidered Ornament” Art Journal, 00043249, Spring 85, Vol 54, Issue 1.


Kachurin, Pamela Jill Soviet Textiles: Designing the Modern Utopia 2006 MFA Publications Boston Mass.


Meller, Susan  Russian Textiles: Printed CLoth for the Bazaars of Central Asia 2007 Harry N Abrams NY NY.


Yasinskaya, I Revolutionary Textile Design: Russia in the 1920s and 1930s  1983 Idea Books, New York NY.



K Nissen - "Iteration"


Koumis, Matthew  Art Textiles of the World: Scandinavia Volume 2 2005, Telos Art Publishing. Brighton England.