Textiles have had a profound impact on the world in a multitude of ways – from the global economy to the practical and aesthetic properties that subtly shape our everyday lives. Pioneering in approach, this series chronicles the cultural life of individual textiles through sustained, book-length examinations, focusing on historical, social, and cultural issues and the myriad ways in which textiles ramify meaning. Each book is devoted to an individual textile, to a dye, such as indigo or madder, or to a technique that characterizes a particular type of cloth. Books in the series are handsomely illustrated with color as well as black-and-white photographs. Books are to be single-authored works.

The following titles have been published in the series: Tartan (Jonathan Faiers), Felt (Willow Mullins), Cotton (Beverly Lemire), Digital Textile Printing (Susan Carden), and Tweed (Fiona Anderson).

Forthcoming is the title Turkey Red (Julie Wertz)

To obtain a proposal form, contact Frances Arnold ( or Linda Welters, Series Editor (