Mountain Homespun

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Mountain Homespunprovides information about the processes and the meaning of traditional mountain crafts that is not to be found anywhere else. Goodrich touches on basketry, quilting, and other crafts, but her focus is on weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Of particular interest is her information about how to read weaving drafts--recipes for the spreads--with their marks that tell the weaver how to thread the loom and in which order to "tramp" the pedals.

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Knoxville 1989 Hardcover Reprint Edition Near Fine in Very Good jacket A Near Fine copy (owner's name) in tan cloth, in an attractive Very Good or better dust jacket creased at ... the flaps. Read more Show Less

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1989 hardback this is a withdrawn library book no marks and is in good condition with mylar dust cover All of our products are cleaned with an disinfectant for your protection ... before shipping AND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS Read more Show Less

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Knoxville 1989 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 0870496204. Sound binding and hinges. Clean and bright pages. Cloth over boards is clean. DJ has very slight shelf wear.; ... Facsimile reprint of Goodrich's 1931 book, which tells of the early days of Allanstand Cottage Industries, established by Goodrich in 1895 in the Brittain's Cove region of Madison County, North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountains.; 10.0" tall; 91 pages. Read more Show Less

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Davidson, Jan 1990 Hard cover Good. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 47 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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Knoxville, TN 1989 Hardcover Facsimile repr Fine in Fine DJ Large 8vo B&W Photographs. A facsimile of the original, published in 1931, with a new introuduction by Jan Davidson ... and twenty-five additional period photographs. An account of one of the earliest programs to revive mountain crafts. The author was educated at the Yale Art School and started out as a religious social worker and was assigned by the Presbyterian Home Missions to Buncombe and Madison counties in North Carolina. Her book tells of the early days of Allanstand Cottage Industries, one of the first of the hadicraft revival programs. Read more Show Less

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Illustrated by Davidson, Jan (Illustrator) Knoxville, Tn, U. S. A. 1989 Hard Cover First Edition Thusly Fine in Fine dust jacket 0870496204. SIGNED by Jan Davidson who wrote the ... Introduction. Facsimile of a 1931 Book. Read more Show Less

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Mountain Homespunprovides information about the processes and the meaning of traditional mountain crafts that is not to be found anywhere else. Goodrich touches on basketry, quilting, and other crafts, but her focus is on weaving, spinning, and dyeing. Of particular interest is her information about how to read weaving drafts--recipes for the spreads--with their marks that tell the weaver how to thread the loom and in which order to "tramp" the pedals.

As Jan Davidson's introduction shows, Goodrich's work was not initally intended to preserve mountain crafts, but to use them for social and economic purposes as part of a campaign to "uplift" the mountain people. Hers was a cultural intervention of massive proportions that changed the methods of production, the materials, the tools, the moties of the workers, and, eventually, who was doing the work. The story told in Mountain Homespunsheds light on what happens when urban intellectuals intervene in the folk process--and what the intervention does to the folk and the objects they make.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780870496202
  • Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Pages: 192

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