Somehow I ended up starting a new group on Ravelry: Textile Texts, for discussions, reviews, and lists of books having to do with the technical aspects or history of textiles.
So far we’ve just started up by setting up topics for book lists, but we’ll also be discussing a book a month (like a book club) and I hope people will post reviews of random books or journal articles as they find them.
If it gets off the ground, I think it’s going to be pretty nifty. Not to mention geeky.
And it’s led to me finding this nifty website: On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics …just going there to get the link got me started browsing. What a resource it is! Most of the texts are not in copyright anymore; some of them have been posted by permission of the author or the publisher. Amazing stuff.