In 2007 Carol Russell published the second edition of her "Tapestry Handbook." Well worth every penny of the $60 cover price, this book should be a staple in your tapestry book library. The photos of tapestries in this book are breath-taking and the detailed attention to technique is clear and inspiring. As for finishing, on pages 164 to 172of the book, Carol includes a chapter called Blocking, Finishing and Mounting. Her methods for finishing are detailed and perfect. She works harder at this process than I ever had and I am sure her results reflect this indulgence in perfection.
The third book we highly recommend is Kathe Todd-Hooker's "Tapestry 101" published in 2007. Ms. Todd-Hooker mainly weaves miniature tapestries the images of which are pretty much absent from this black and white book. However, despite the lack of Ms. Todd-Hooker's wonderful tapestry images, this book is crammed with both simple and complicated techniques. Another must-have for your arsenal of tapestry instruction, finishing techniques can be found in Chapter Seven which begins on page 84 and ends on page 95. She deals with finishing of a tapestry in greater detail than the other two books. Ms. Todd-Hooker is big on detail making this another book you must own in order to fully cover all the aspects of both tapestry weaving and finishing.