TEXTILES by Walter Shepherd


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This is little more than a series of cursory definitions, strung together in 48 brief pages covering (in this order) spinning, wool, cotton, linen, weaving, silk, synthetics and dyeing. Some of the illustrations (of processes such as ginning, teasing, carding, roving) are stylized beyond recognition. The Adlers in Fibers (1961) better organize and elucidate the same material, and Walter Buehr's more historical approach in Cloth (1965) explains the procedures in a clarifying context.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1972
Publisher: John Day