ERIC BROUDY, a former freelance writer and editor, now devotes his time to fine art photography and public arts management.
"Broudy extracts his evidence from such unlikely places as Egyptian
tombs to the unearthed ruins of a ninth century Viking ship in
Norway . . . In this awesome feat of research, recounted with
storytelling expertise, he traces the growth of weaving from simple
matting and wickerwork basketry to the massive Tapestry
(haute-lisse)looms of the Gobelin workshop of Paris and the
silk-producing izaribata looms of China . . . If you are a weaver
by profession or hobby, this book will make you proud of it, and,
if you have never touched a loom and are thinking of a new career,
this book will, once you tear yourself away from it, send you
spinning off to the yarn store."-- "Goodfellow Review of Craft"
"Broudy is unusually skillful in making the complex appear simple. . . . Any weaver would enjoy it."-- "Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot"