The self-instructor in textile designing; or, A practical guide in designing and weaving was originally published in 1890. It is illustrated with three-hundred figures representing single, double, triple and combined weaves in various forms of construction and completion, the principle methods of attaching backs to fabrics, and eight cloth samples made specially to demonstrate the principles of the work, including a fancy pick-out showing five methods of reducing and weaving the same; diagram of pattern sheet; all manner of stock figuring from the wool in the grease to the woven state, including making mixes; also yarn tables, rules, calculations 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. This instructor and guide is extensively illustrated and adapted to meet the requirements of all who are engaged in the art. It is one of the most practical and complete works on designing and weaving ever offered to the craft. The aim has been to lay before the craft a plain, clear, practical view of all the rudiments required to be known by those who are interested in an art, the fundamental principles of which have been heretofore but very imperfectly demonstrated in books.