The Story Of Textiles. THE STORY of textiles began many long centuries ago, and is being continued by those of us who make and use the marvelous fabrics of today. It is a story which takes us far afield, in place as well as in time. It carries us far from our own doorsteps into other lands and other sections of our own country, where the raw materials are produced and skillful people turn them into the textiles with which we each live. And the more we know of the whys and wherefores of textiles, the more happily and wisely we can select, use, and take care of them. Many of the earliest books, 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.