Manuscript Notes on Weaving for First Year Students by JAMES HOLMES. The object of this book is to place before the student and the practical man in as brief a manner as possible the essential points in the structure of various fabrics and the special machinery required to produce them. Principles are explained in preference to giving long decriptions, and, with the many illustrations which are given and which have been taken from actual machinery and cloth samples, it is hoped that the book will be of some little service. The student in order to obtain the greatest benefit from a study of this book must neatly and accurately make all the sketches either from the illustrations or wherever possible from the machines, also analyse the samples of cloths described for the weave and cloth structure and wherever an opportunity occurs must endeavour to weave sample of cloth involving the same principles. 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.