World Textiles: A Visual Guide to Traditional TechniquesAuthor: John Gillow & Bryan Sentence Publisher: Thames & Hudson : 1999 ISBN: 978-0-500-28247-2 Language: English Tags: Handmade | History | Textiles | weaving |
|The history of the world can be read in textiles: the rise of civilizations and the fall of empires are woven into them, along with the great stories of conquest, religion, and trade. This comprehensive guide devotes eight sections to materials and techniques, translating the complex universe of textiles into over 100 succinct double-page spreads, each with a thorough summary of characteristics and geographical distributions. The sections progress from simple techniques like netting, crocheting, and knitting to more complex and sophisticated techniques like lace-making. Both useful and beautiful, ‘World Textiles includes over five hundred illustrations and is the most complete guide of its kind.