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1bgkoe First Message
Oct 22, 2006, 2:58 pm

I'm listed here as bgkoe, but that's my sign on for many lists. I've now posted all of my books here, but I'm always on the look out for an old weaving text.
I hope this site wakes some people up to the fact that no weaving book is obsolete or out of date. I've bought many old weaving texts from public library book sales, the books are sold because they don't show many check outs. The books I no longer need are usually given to my guild library. Have fun! -
Bill Koepp in California

Oct 22, 2006, 3:52 pm

Can we include magazine collections--would that be of interest?

Oct 22, 2006, 3:53 pm

Hi Bill,

I buy old weaving books from library sales, ebay, and used book stores. I have most of my weaving books posted here now, exept for a few that I need to enter by hand.
Cookbooks probably will go up next week.

Oct 23, 2006, 11:28 am

Hi Bill,

Seems to me that this is pretty much what you and I talked about a while back. And I believe that the benefits that we've both talked about are great, but that the ones we haven't thought of yet are even better!

p.s. even with the shared resources of the group, I still have 31 books not in anyone else's collection. You? The way to find our (until I find better) is to sort by the shared column (there is one in view E I think) that way they are either at the end or beginning depending on how many times you press the column heading.

Feb 14, 2007, 1:47 pm

Please do, but *soon* LT promises to have a mag function. I nag gently every so often...Now I keep track with paper and pencil...And would love to add patterns to the mix...

Jul 5, 2007, 9:12 am

Good morning! Is anyone still reading this weavers group in LT?

I was interested in Hugh's question about how many books a collection has that are not in anyone else's collection. I just did a rough count for what I've entered so far for the CW Library (at most, we've got about 1/3 of the collection entered--I try to do some data entry every day), and it looks as if we have over 300 books that are not shared.

Good reason to join CW! You can borrow and read all these books that no one else has.

CW Library

Aug 24, 2007, 5:04 pm

Ruth, could you post a little more info about CW and where I can find it?

Check out those public library books!
Folks, Like the author Connie Willis has a fictional character (who is a delightful bit of a bluestockiing) in one of her novels check out favorite books she doesn't want to see disappear from her public library, may I recommend that we all go and do likewise? (and yes, the author does it too.)

The copy of Cay Garrett's *Warping All By Yourself* which is a fabulous teaching book that only the main library in San Mateo County has, is a paperback version. They haven't got Peggy Osterkamp, or Marguerite Davison, or Peter Collingwood. I've been checking out all the weaving books two by two, even if I know they duplicate information I already have, because statistics on whether anyone appears to be using them is one of the ways always-underfunded always-overcrowded libraries perform the necessary weeding of the collection.

I'm hoping magazines come to LT!


Ruth Temple
Redwood City, CA
(yes, another Ruth! who weaves!)

Sep 9, 2007, 12:28 pm

Ruth T - I have also mentioned on LT Connie Willis's idea for checking out favorite books so they don't disappear from the library (it's from her novel Bellwether):)

I have 107 books I've tagged as weaving, and only 13 of them are not owned by anyone else on LT (and several of them are short stapled booklets that could probably be considered ephemera).

Our collective weaving collection on LT is very impressive!

Sep 17, 2007, 12:47 pm

Ruth, you asked for more information about Complex Weavers. Here is the website:

This is an international group of about 900 weavers who are interested in challenging themselves and sharing the results. You don't have to be any particular level of weaver to join or have any special loom.

CW runs 25-30 study groups which are open to all members and cover a variety of topics. All will take intermediate to advanced weavers and some are suitable for beginning and non-weavers. Participation is by mail and/or email.

Three times a year CW publishes a Journal (50-65 pages) of articles by members. Little advertising, no fluff, no recipes, no color, but lots of meat and you will hear the individual author's voices. If you liked Weavers magazine, you will probably like the CW Journal.

We also have a large library (contents on line on the CW website and in process of coming to LibraryThing) which circulates to members, and every other year put on a primarily intermediate/advanced level weaving conference for three really packed days (no glitz, but one of the few places to get more advanced classes).

Hope that helps!

Mar 22, 2008, 8:08 am

Being able to add magazines and patterns would be great -- as well as CDs and videos.