Master the basics of weaving with internationally acclaimed weaver and spinner Anne Field.

Taking a project-based approach and with a well-founded understanding of the complexities of her craft, Anne Field deftly guides learners through the essential weaving techniques. Basic information on types of looms and what each is best suited for, how to thread or warp the loom and getting underway is followed by step-by-step instructions for 11 projects, including practical table runners, mats and cushion covers, wearable wraps, scarves and a reversible jacket, through to a decorative wall hanging.

From reviewers:

‘… comprehensive and easy to read, aimed at every skill level from beginner to expert… Anne Field has written over ten books on craft subjects, and her expertise and love of teaching is apparent. Learn To Weave is beautifully photographed, and the explanations easy to follow… a lovely read with engaging projects, and a must-have for anyone fascinated by weaving.’  Arielle Walker, www.nzbooklovers.co.nz


'I really wish that I’d had this book when I first began messing around with looms. It’s great... liberally illustrated with photographs and diagrams – some of the best weaving photographs I have seen... a book that every beginner or intermediate weaver will benefit from. It’s fantastic and I’m really glad to see it.' Gordon Findlay, Booksellers NZ

A Short History of New Zealand

A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!


This is a lively and accessible history written by one of our most well-known commentators on matters past and present. Succinct and well referenced, this book is the most accessible introduction to New Zealand history currently in print.


From reviewers:

‘… interesting and informative. I particularly like Gordon McLachlan’s style of writing. He makes history come alive while being full of facts…’ Christine Frayling, Booksellers NZ.

 ‘Just simply our story, unadorned… McLauchlan has risen to the "fewer than 60,000 words" challenge and produced a very readable and surprisingly comprehensive account of how we got to where we are…’  Jillian Allison-Aitken, Books Editor, The Southland Times

‘An excellent book of its type.’ Michael King