A Practical Treatise on Weaving and Designing Textile Fabrics - With Chapters on Principles of Construction of the Loom, Calculations, and Colour

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Read Books, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 438 pages
A Practical Treatise on Weaving and Designing of Textile Fabrics. Contains chapters on the principles of construction of the loom, calculations, and colour along with around three hundred and eighty illustrations. Originally published in 1879. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.The rise and progress of the textile manufacturers of this country have, within the last century, been something marvelous, and the products of the loom have been no small degree contributed to the wealth of the nation. Yet it is remarkable that this art possesses fewer works or treatises than any other of the arts or manufactures of this country. The study of this volume should assist the student in any degree in mastering the details of his craft. The aim has been to reduce the whole art of weaving and designing of textile fabrics to simple principles, and to lay them before the reader in brief and consice a form as possible, with just sufficient illustrations to make the matter clear and intelligible, and free it from ambiguity which frequently characterises works of this description.

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