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This survey of textile fundamentals and methods, written by the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, covers hand weaving and the loom, fundamental construction and draft notation, modified and composite weaves, early techniques of thread interlacing, interrelation of fiber and construction, tactile sensibility, and design. 9 color illustrations. 112 black-and-white ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 19th 2003 by Dover Publications
(first published January 1st 1965)
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"Though elaborations are usually thought to be an advanced stage of work, they are often easy expansions from basic concepts. Intricacy and complexity are not, to my mind, high developments. Simplicity, rather, which is condensation, is the aim and the goal for which we should be heading. Simplicity is not simpleness but clarified vision - the reverse of the popular estimate. If you try to speak or write clearly, you are thought to lack profundity; while the impenetrable verbiage of today's writ ...more