Women’s Work: The First Twenty-Thousand Year

[written 01/31/05]

by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

this was a great book i read a few years ago, when i was first getting interested in fiber arts, especially weaving, at that time. barber’s writing is detailed without weighing you down in the slightest bit – though an academic, she does not, thank goodness, write like one (or at least, like most of them) and instead makes this book not only inspiring to read but also very thought-provoking. reading this book will more than likely make you gasp, cry out, shake your head in amazement, and/or smile enormously and sigh with satisfaction.

yes, it’s that good.