le 1 mai 2011
This is actually a review for the 7th edition (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1979)
The quickest way to become textile literate is to dive into this dictionary. It is also good to keep next to your favorite books so you do not have to guess at the occasional workday that they do not take the time to elaborate on. 10 minutes into the dictionary and I finally learned that"carbonate" is not some sort of BBQ. Really though professions and avocations require unique terminology of you are going to do it well.
The dictionary has interesting items in the margins such as page 290 there are drafts of regular and irregular satin weaves. There are pictures of reeds and reels. Just about anything that needs a graph to explain is in the margin.
"Definitions of key terms can be fairly extensive, with comprehensive descriptions including details about historic background, geographic references, and uses both past and present."