Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape,
by Susan Faulkner Weaver.
Narrow bands of woven tape were important in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, before the days of elastic and zippers. These narrow bands are still being made today to embellish clothing and other articles. This book documents the fascinating American history of handwoven tape and offers patterns and instructions to enable today’s weavers to make it. Learn about the people who wove tape, the patterns woven, and the types of looms used, along with step-by-step instructions for setting up a tape loom with warp threads, and how to weave your own tape. Color photos throughout.
Hardcover, 208pp. 2016