I found this in the scrap pile this morning. It is an old dobby woven silk taffeta. Too brittle to sew. But I love it. I am back to the scrap pile, and plan on adding to the threadcrumbs library, overhauling that a bit, as well as using some of these old wovens as inspiration for some dream weaving. Supplementary weft weaving (floats are added to pattern the cloth by adding additional filling threads in between those of the base weave) is often referred to as on-loom embroidery, being quite related to counted thread embroidery in concept. I'm back to thinking about that. It's the weave thing.
And I am reading. How about that? I am reading a book I found in a used book store long ago... the Grammar of Textile Design, the third edition. You can find the first edition here along with other texts, for free. It is a very serious weaving book. I like it for its information and illustration but I also love it's old form. I like to just hold it. I've been holding it for a long time. Maybe to keep it from falling apart. There is evidence that others have held it as well. Now I am reading it.
Even if you consider yourself an expert at something, it is always interesting to get another point a view. Even a textbook is that. A point of view.