Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation [Mīkstie vāki]

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  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 192 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, weight: 506 g
  • Izdošanas datums: 28-Nov-2017
  • Izdevniecība: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 0764354310
  • ISBN-13: 9780764354311
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  • Formāts: Paperback / softback, 192 pages, height x width: 229x152 mm, weight: 506 g
  • Izdošanas datums: 28-Nov-2017
  • Izdevniecība: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 0764354310
  • ISBN-13: 9780764354311
Keeping people warm for four centuries, wool has been an essential commodity from colonial times to the present. Wool's colorful and surprisingly epic tale has impacted millions of lives, from immigrants, slaves, and Native Americans, to farmers and advertisers. Author Hart reveals little-known but fascinating facts about US society-for example, how huge flocks of sheep were driven to the California gold fields to feed hungry miners, and why sheep grazed on the White House lawn during World War I. Moving from the realms of handcrafted artisanry to industrialization and back, Wool is a story of technological and social change, marketing forces, and above all, consumer choices. A must-read for anyone who has knitted socks, woven a tapestry, or curled up with a warm wool blanket.

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"As a production weaver using an industrial loom, the author of this interesting history of wool as a commodity in the USA enjoys an interesting perspective... This is a worthwhile non-academic read, even if you do not live in the USA" - Christina Chisholm, Online Guild, 2018

Introduction: Why Wool? 5(12)
Colonial Period 1609--1780
17(24)
New Nation 1780--1840
41(30)
Industrialization and Mechanical Innovations 1840--1890
71(20)
Golden Age of Industry 1890--1920
91(22)
Wool's Gains and Losses: American Cultural Trends 1920--1950
113(19)
Losing Ground: Pat---World War II 1950--1980
132(25)
Epilogue: Wool: Necessity to Nicks 157(15)
Acknowledgments 172(2)
Notes 174(8)
Wool (Mostly) Glossary 182(3)
Bibliography 185(6)
Index 191
Peggy Hart is a teacher and production weaver. She designs, produces, and markets hundreds of blankets each year, including custom blankets for sheep and alpaca farmers using their own yarn. She weaves on totally obsolete Crompton and Knowles W-3 industrial looms.