The breadth of study is wonderful, moving from historical textiles, to yarn types to natural engineering. Throughout the authors voice is knowledgeable and approachable - everything a good tutor should be! We would thoroughly recommend this book to any weaver who is looking for a different challenge, to anyone who wants to see just what might be possible on their loom, to a weaver that just needs that supportive tutor at their elbow.
This is a book that developing weavers should return to time and again as they navigate their own design journeys.
Richards, who is a Lecturer at West Surrey College of Art & Design shares her in-depth expertise and often refers to historical examples. Accompanied by a rich abundance of photos of textiles from well-known designers. Supplemented with a large library graph, index and a list of providers, one adheres to a well-founded and comprehensive book. Reading is recommended to all who are in the soul of fabrics, in material and weave. You will get a lot of inspiration to create textiles that transform. (Translated from German)