Originally published in 1907. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Practical Loomfixing. A book of Instruction and Information on WooIen and Worsted Loomfixing Weaving. PREFACE: The matter of making a loom to run, the shuttles to go back and forth aild the different motions to work in harmony with each other call for but a small part of the necessary skill and knowledge of a good loomfixer; it is now far more a matter of adjusting them according to the needs of the work that it may runn to the best advantage and with the least possible loss of time. Also to prevent troubles from occurring rather than to remedy them after they have occurred. It would have been an easier matter to have made this book twice or three tiines as large as it is than it was to reduce it down to its present size without detracting its contents. The matter in general is given straight, and left to the reader to summarize on and argue out for himself the why and the wherefore of it. A lengthy discussion on the various subjects may be an enlightenment to some, but to the average mind would undoubtedly do more to confuse than to enlighten. Loomfixing in all its details can never be taught, as its problems are as numerous and varied as the features of the human race. The best therefore that we can hope to accomplish in this line is to give sufiicient instruction and information to enable one to understand his business enough to be able to work intelligently in solving the many difficult problems which do from time to time crop up thereby not only facilitating a more correct solution in general but saving a good deal of the otherwise necessary time, labor and expense of experimenting.