Andrea Chandler, one of the Textile Lunchers, collects old (and new) craft books of all kinds, including some that contain "revolting" (her words) projects, for fun and prosperity. She loaned me some in May, and this was my favorite, a tiny volume about half the size of a currency note/bill.
I was attracted to two old-looking structures that I would like to try at some point. The first is called "Russian Diapers"!! I'm not sure how this feels against new-born tushies, but I liked the warped, bent look.
The second is called "Whig Rose" and uses textured yarns. The weaving instruction says, "In each shed insert from the underside some light colored boucle wool made by 1&4..." What do you suppose "insert from the underside" mean? I'm not sure from the photograph, so I'll have to experiment.