These are hand weaving techniques -- not intended for power looms, and of value primarily for folk industry projects, occupational therapy schools, applied art training and these individuals who already know something about the subject and wish to go farther. I doubt whether anyone could use the book as a beginner's instruction book, though it includes pattern drafts for beginners, and a good deal of basic information on the mechanical side of the loom, the basic structure of the web, the correct ratio between threads, the development and the source of techniques, the types of looms, etc. There are instructions for reading threading drafts -- in accordance with American, Canadian, Scandinavian custom. The balance of the volume contains successive charts of articles to be woven, progressively difficult, from the two harness weave on up to eight; the weaving of homespuns, the making of rag rugs. Bibliography and glossary of terms. A valuable book for a special market.