Monday, March 5, 2018

Books about Weaving, Spinning, Knitting and other Fiber Things for Children

The new year is well on its way now.  I'm busy in my studio, weaving and preparing for an exhibit coming up soon in an arts and learning center. The center has a family day where books that relate to the art works being shown are part of the activities for children.  I had a few titles of children's books about weaving in mind but not many so I turned to a couple of Facebook groups for suggestions.  I posted my question around 7 a.m. this morning and by noon I had twenty seven titles to put on my list (and the list keeps growing as others chime in with new suggestions!)  When social media works in good ways it's amazing.  Many thanks to those folks from the Weaving and the Tapestry groups on Facebook for their generosity in helping to compile this list!

Here's what I've assembled, in no particular order.  I didn't link these to any particular site because I don't want to promote one source rather than another, but if you do a search for the title and the author you'll find what you're looking for.  One person also mentioned she thought most of the titles were in her weaving guild's library--so that's always somewhere to check!

If you have other suggestions, please comment to add those! One of the Facebook friends mentioned you might see which of these books are available from nearby libraries by checking the large network of library content and services at WorldCat.

Books for Children about Weaving, Spinning, Knitting and Other Fiber Arts

The Goat in the Rug, Charles L. Blood, Martin Link, Nancy Winslow Parker
Weaving the Rainbow, George Ella Lyon
Annie and the Old One, Miska Miles
Kids Weaving-Projects for All Ages, Sarah Swett
Weaving with Children, Ute Fischer
The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth, Margaret Musgrove, Julia Cairns
Abuela’s Weave, Omar S. Castañeda, Enrique O. Sanchez
A New Coat for Anna, Harriet Ziefert
Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave, Monty Roessel
Charlie Needs a Cloak, Tomie dePaola
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver’s Gift, Nikki Grimes
The Eyes of the Weaver: Los Ojos del Tejedor, Cristina Ortega
Angela Weaves a Dream: The Story of a Young Maya Artist, Michele Sola
Wild Rose’s Weaving, Ginger Churchill
You Can Weave! Projects for Young Weavers, Kathleen Monaghan, Hermon Joyner
Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story, Carmen Agra Deedy
How a Shirt Grew in the Field, Marguerita Rudolph
Wollbur, Leslie Helakoski
The Mitten String, Jennifer Rosner
Extra Yarn, Mac Barnett
Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois, Amy Novesky
Cat Knit, Jacob Grant
Therese Makes a Tapestry, Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs
Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep: A Yarn About Wool, Teri Sloat
The Magic Shuttle, Deborah Lerrme Goodman
Amasa Walker’s Splendid Garment, Emily Chetkowski
Something from Nothing, Phoebe Gilman
Börja Väv! (Begin to Weave!), Nina Bäckman, Annika Elmqist, Tina Ingell, Bengt Arne Ingell
A Symphony for the Sheep, C.M. Millen, Mary Azarian
Unraveling Fibers, Patricia A. Keeler and Francis X. McCall, Jr.
Master Weaver from Ghana, Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble and Louise Meyer
Kids Knit! Simple Steps to Nifty Projects, Sarah Bradberry
Finger Knitting Fun: 28 Cute, Clever, and Creative Projects for Kids, Vickie Howell

more suggestions:
Pelle's New Suit, Else Beskow
A Tale of the Navajo: the Magic Weaver of Rugs, Jerrie Oughton, illustrated by Lisa Deimimi