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Volume two of the "Hand Books of the Textile Industry" contains information on the manufacture of woven fabrics and related materials, describing in detail the different types of yarn and how to use a loom. Written in clear language and profusely illustrated, this volume will appeal to those with a piratical interest in traditional weaving. Contents include "A History of Textiles and Weaving", "Manufacture of Narrow and Woven Fabrics", "Various Yarns Used", "Foundation Weaves", "Derivative Weaves", "Special Weaves and Effects", "Looms for Narrow Woven Fabrics", "Electric Power Increases Profits From High-Speed Ribbon Looms", etc. .Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of textiles and weaving.