This book is one in a series called "Colonial Craftsman." It begins with a short history of weaving , and then covers in depth the techniques used in colonial America. The text is interesting and is accompanied by detailed black and white illustrations. Thorough explanations for the technical terms used (such as "warp" and "distaff"), and a glossary of weaver's terms is included. This would make an interesting resource for a study of colonial America. 1998, (orig.