(large and small, soft and hard cover)
Ashley, Clifford W. The Ashley Book of Knots. 1944. (Reprinted by Doubleday as ISBN 0385040253. 620 pp. It contains a few pages on netting, but covers some 3900 knots.)
Blandford, Percy W. Netmaking. Glasgow: Brown, Son, and Ferguson, 1941. (possibly reprinted in 1986)
Beeton, Isabella. Beeton’s book of needlework. Simon & Schuster Trade, 1991. Pages 300-307 give basic netting instructions for diamond, square, and circular netting. Some patterns for edgings are included. Pages 361-364 have instructions for netted nightcaps, while pages 316-320 have instructions for a netted fichu or cape.
Brittain, Judy. The Bantam Step-by-Step Book of Needle Craft. London:Bantam, 1980. (ISBN 0-553-01221-5 contains history, basic techniques, string bag, and hammock.)
Collard, B. St G. A Textbook of Netting. Dryad, Leicester, 1957
Cummings, P. Netting. (Dryad Leaflet No. 92). Dryad Handicrafts, 1960.
Caulfeild, Sophia Frances Anne, and Blanche C. Saward. The Dictionary of Needlework. New York: Arno Press, 1972. (this is a facsimile of the 1882 edition)
Dahlem, James T. How to Make & Mend Cast Nets. Great Outdoors Publishing Co., 1996.
Di Fata, Casa Editrice Mani, ed. La rete a rosoni.Milano, Italy: Milangrafica snc, 1981. (written in Italian with some diagrams for oval and circular doily patterns)
Dillmont, Therese de. The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1978. (instructions for netting and different stitches)
Garner, John. How to Make & Set Nets. State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, Limited, 1978.
Grainger, Stuart E. Knotted Fabrics. 1997. (ISBN 0-9530398-0-3; chapter “Netting Techniques” illustrates and describes how to net)
Graumont, Raoul and Elmer Wenstrom. Fisherman’s Knots & Nets. Cornell Maritime Press, Inc., 1948.
Groves, Edna. A New Approach to Embroidered Net. London: Dryad Press, 1987.
Hartley, Florence, The Ladies’ Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work – Civil War Era-. Mendocino: R. L. Shep. (patterns including net for hair, curtain, and purse)
Hartzell, Warren M. Net-making and Knotting. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., 1974.
Holdgate, Charles. Net Making. Buchanan, New York: Emerson Books, Inc., 1972. (instructions, diagrams, and patterns for string netting including hammock and bags)
Klickmann, Flora (ed). Cult of the needle.
Kliot, Jules, and Kaethe Kliot, ed. The Art of Netting. Berkeley, California: Lacis Publications, 1989. (a reproduction of portions of several manuals printed between 1783 and 1913; illustrations and instructions)
Klust, Gerhard. Netting Materials for Fishing Gear. State Mutual Book & Periodical Service, Limited, 1978.
Knight, Pauline, The Technique of Filet Lace. London: B T Batsford Limited.
Kochanski, Mors. Basic Netting.
Longhurst, Denise. Vanishing American Needle Arts. New York: Putnam’s Sons, 1983. pp. 73-91.(illustrated; patterns for making handkerchief edges)
Ludgate, H. T. Make Nets, Here’s How. Maumee, Ohio: Jann’s Netcraft, 1976. (illustrated; patterns for making fishing nets, hammock, and bags; also lists supplies available for netting with twine)
Melen, Lisa. Knotting and Netting; the Art of Filet Work. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1972. While mostly concerned with filet work, there are photographs and brief descriptions of how to net (diamond, square, and circular), join threads, and stretch the netting. There are also two photographs of circular doilies. There are numerous photographs of filet work, including patterns, and stitches.
Morton, Barbara M. Down East Netting. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1988. (instructions for netting for string/twine, patterns, and variety of lace stitches).
Nelson, Vera C., The Nelson Book of Netting. Salt Lake City: The Artcraft Press, 1949. (a variety of patterns for edgings, evening bags, baby hats, and doilies)
Nelson, Vera C., Nelson Netting Patterns, Beautiful New Doilies, Supplement No. 1. Salt Lake City: The Artcraft Press, 1951. (instructions for 12 new doilies)
Nelson, Vera C., Nelson Netting Patterns, Beautiful Handkerchief Edging Patterns, Supplement No. 2. Salt Lake City: The Artcraft Press, 1952. (instructions for 8 edgings)
Nelson, Vera C., Nelson Netting Patterns, Beautiful New Advanced Doilies, Supplement No. 3. Salt Lake City: The Artcraft Press, 1953. (instructions for 8 doilies and one circular yarn stole)
Powys, Marian. Lace and Lace-making. Boston: Charles T. Branford Co., 1953. Pp 6, 8, 33-35, 43, 50, 60. (pictures of lace made by embroidering on various nets, also a chart showing how various laces are related to each other.)
Preston, Doris Campbell. Needle-made Laces and Net Embroideries. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1984.(basic netting instructions and embroidery stitches with diagrams for the embroidery)
Robinson, Belle, ed., The Priscilla Netting Book. Boston: The Priscilla Publishing Company, 1923. (illustrations; basic netting instructions, instructions for square and circular netting and net embroidery)
Tiesler, Eva, ed. Filet. Leipzig, Germany: Verlag fur die Frau, 1977. (written in German with instructions, diagrams, and patterns for Netting and Lacis)
Walker, Louisa. Graded lessons in Macrame, Knotting and Netting. New York: Dover Publications, 1971. Pages 116-122 contain instructions for basic diamond netting..
Walker, Irene. Knots and Netting. New York: Taplinger Pub. Co., 1977. Pages 43-55 give brief description of and instructions for making diamond mesh, square, and circular netting. There are no detailed instructions for any of the numerous photographs of finished netting.
Winch, Quinton. Nets and Knots. London: Dryad Press, 1987.