DESIGN IN TEXTILE FABRICS. This manual provides, as briefly and completely as possible, the principles of design in textile fabrics in its broadest sense, and deals with the subject in such a manner as to combine the question of decoration and proper structure of cloth. The reader must not expect to go through this work in a hurried manner, or to thoroughly grasp all the details of the subject without further effort. Within the compass of this volume it is, of course, impossible to enter into all the particulars which would make the student at once perfectly conversant with the whole but an effort has been made to lay down the leading principles clearly and completely, and to guide the student generally, rather than to enter too closely ipto minor details, which can only be sufficiently mastered by actual practice in the mill or workshop. This book was originally published in 1883. 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.