I just finished reading The Romance of French Weaving which covers the history of French textiles from the early Gauls to the early nineteenth century. I learned quite a bit about the origin and etymology of fiber terms in general from it.
Next on the list is The Valkyries' Loom, which covers Scandinavian weaving history of the Norse people.
I'm enjoying reading about the weaving histories of specific cultures. Are there any others that folks recommend? #weaving #history
@kyle Also, if you are interesting in weaving in the US Southwest, the work of
Kate Peck Kent is great. I think her book Navajo Weaving Three Centuries Of Change may still be available.
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@kyle I'd recommend "Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years" by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. It is a bit dated now, and focuses mostly on Mesopotamia & Mediterranean,so includes much on classical Greece as well. Fascinating.