NVWG Swatch Collections





Title Author date text samples
Magic in the water: wet finishing handwovens Fry, Laura 2001 ~40 pages samples from 20 projects, each including draft sheet, color photo, project description, and sample of finished and unfinished fabric; plus two additional samples without photos.
The swatch collection Alderman, Sharon 2005 25 fabric swatches and drafts on acid-free card stock
Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Inc. 25th anniversary sample book 20 samples, each with draft and weaver biography
The fabric book

Harrisville Designs


26 pages of woven samples of fabric designed by Leslie Voiers

Art to Wear Workshop with Sarah Fortin

NVWG workshop 2014

~20 pages of background information by Sarah Fortin; swatches and project notes from 12 participants

Surface interest weaves Weavers’ Guild of Boston workshop 1983 ~46 pages of drafts (mimeographed!) 24 samples on 13 cards
Exotic fiber swatches Nashoba Valley Weavers Guild 2006 5 samples in clear page protectors, one empty sample card
The Virginia West swatch book West, Virginia 1985 20 samples and drafts
Betsy Wing’s swatch collection Wing, Betsy 1983-1988 8 samples on 7 draft sheets
More with four: unusual 4-shaft weaves Irwin, Bobbie 1998 8 draft/description sheets w/o samples 13 samples with drafts, descriptions, weaving instructions
Looking at twills Voiers, Leslie
The Tie Up (newsletter of southern California Handweavers’ Guild)
Swatch book of unknown origin binder with fabric and yarn samples; drafts from five projects
Nashoba Valley Weavers Guild samples
    scarf in Swarthmore lace Dorothy Solbrig and Eileen Fitzgerald October 2007
   a basic color and weave gamp Sept. 2006
   a log cabin with two colors and two weights of yarn Sept. 2006 one enormously long sample
   tea towel exchange Tuesday morning study group 2004

10 samples with drafts from study group tea towel exchange, plus one sample from the Weavers Guild of Springfield

 overshot: “Monmouth” (2 pages)

Penny Lacroix


two draft sheets with samples; sample for “Early weaving books and manuscripts” study group