Fiber Book Club

Wovenutopia Reading List

A monthly updated list of articles to learn more about fiber artists and fiber arts history. Click image on the right to view

Below are a list of books reviews

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Barbara Chase-Riboud


by Peter Selz &

Anthony F. Janson

A look at the life & work of groundbreaking sculptor/writer Barbara Chase-Riboud through her poetry, sculptures, & process drawings. A lovely sculpture- centered biography-slash-coffee table book with her works spanning the 1970s to 1990s. 


Off The Wall

edited by Dilys E. Blum

A colorful, historical recap of the art-to-wear movement from the 1960s-1990s, covering pieces from the eponymous show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showing Oct 2019-May 2020 and other notable wearable and and wall hangings from the movement.  

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Art - To - Wear

by julie schafler dale

A gigantic coffee table book of gorgeous, colorful wearable art spanning the 70's and 80's, featuring:  Crochet, Knitting, Leatherwork, Featherwork, Mixed Media. Surface Design, Stitchery, & Hooking  


Native Funk & Flash

by alexandra jacopetti hart

An iconic source of inspiration and look at countercultural fiber art, jewelry, handmade clothing, and wearable embellishments, in the 60s and 70s.  Featuring profiles of San Francisco visionaries, artists, and entertainers. 


Fiber Sculpture 1960 - Present

edited by janelle porter

A comprehensive overview of modern fiber art, filled with full color photos, artist profiles, and scholarly essays in a beautiful, hard cover coffee table book format.