I am quite interested in the historical textile arts and this book was highly recommended.
While some of the history was slightly off, the information about fiber crafts was very interesting and presented in an entertaining way.
If you are a weaver, you have to read this book from cover to cover and keep it on your bookshelf forever.
I learned a lot from this book, and enjoyed the author's literate and informative style of writing. Fiber doesn't last as long as bone, metal and pottery in the ground, so it is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hortensia
I loved this book, although four of the six members of our book club found it tedious and too much like a text book.
Two of us loved it. Read more
Summation of all the work women have done since ancient times which childbearing necessitated. Women could do this work while me were out hunting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary A. Alcorn
I first read this book in the early 1970s when women were supposed to be anything but domestic. I had always loved textiles, but after this book, I didn't feel ashamed of my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by elizabeth
While academic treatises on anthropological/archeological topics are rarely my cuppa, Women's Work is especially compelling! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Xan Hart
The author has clearly taken all of what she could learn by reading and tried out the best wisdom of scholars, and thus added to the body of knowledge by her experiments. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Mendelsohn
This book is fascinating and easy to read, full of interesting history and textiles. Good illustrations add to the knowledge conveyed.Published 6 months ago by Barbara J. Heller
This paperback book looked like it had been carried around in someone's purse, or backpack for a long time. Cover and pages were dogearred. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Soupy