I’ve come across bits of information about ancient textiles in miscellaneous archaeology reading, and as a knitter, sempstress and embroiderer I have a some practical knowledge too. So I already knew a good deal of the information in here, and the information I didn’t know was given so briefly that I found myself waving my arms at the book and saying “And? So how can you tell?? And how did they do it????”
The little Shire books are a good introduction to unfamilar topics, but they can be frustrating. Moral: spend more and buy a much fatter book.