When I was young, I wanted to have my own multiple-harness loom and use it to create beautiful geometric designs in fabrics. I loved the colors, I loved the math, and I loved working with the gorgeous natural yarns.
Of course I always figured I’d do it later, when I was older. However… I’ve made it to “older” and my thoughts have changed. Now it seems like a huge hassle to find a loom, to find room for it, and to set it up.
So I’m using Tunisian crochet, instead. 😀
(…So now I’m TuniCWeaver and can be reached at that screen name, through Ravelry.com )
Below is the book that was most helpful in helping me remember what crochet techniques I once knew. This book also introduced me to three (3) Tunisian crochet stitches. I’ve put some traditional metal crochet hooks on top of it.
Below is another very helpful book for getting started with basic techniques. I’ve put a metal Tunisian hook on top of that one. These have a differently-shaped hook, so I don’t prefer that kind.
This book also helped me out a lot when I was a newbie, with some of my favorite bamboo hooks on top. You can now get an electronic or paper version of this at: http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=14871 .
I still like it a lot, but new books for newbies have since come out, so I no longer have a favorite.