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Fascination with fiber : Michigan's handweaving heritage

Author: Marie A Gile; Marion Tuttle Marzolf; Michigan State University. Museum.
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006.
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"Gile and Marzolf base their book on oral histories, interviews, and documentary and artifact research. From its tales of colorful characters such as Mary Atwater, the gun-toting weaver from Montana who helped organize the handweaving industry, to its descriptions of the formation of the Michigan League of Handweavers in 1959 and the "Fascination with Fiber" exhibit, Fascination with Fiber brings the story of  Read more...
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Gile, Marie A.
Fascination with fiber.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607837738
Online version:
Gile, Marie A.
Fascination with fiber.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607895595
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marie A Gile; Marion Tuttle Marzolf; Michigan State University. Museum.
ISBN: 0472031139 9780472031139
OCLC Number: 62281626
Description: x, 184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The early years --
The revival of handweaving --
Hartland: an ideal crafts community --
Arts and crafts: Cranbrook and the college for creative studies --
Guilds and groups: the grassroots movement --
Art centers, museums, and shops --
Trends of the times --
Weavers organize: the MLH and the HGA --
Finnish rag rugs: keeping the tradition alive --
Weaving in higher education --
Conclusion --
The MLH history project.
Responsibility: Marie A. Gile and Marion T. Marzolf ; in partnership with the Michigan State University Museum.
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"Gile and Marzolf base their book on oral histories, interviews, and documentary and artifact research. From its tales of colorful characters such as Mary Atwater, the gun-toting weaver from Montana who helped organize the handweaving industry, to its descriptions of the formation of the Michigan League of Handweavers in 1959 and the "Fascination with Fiber" exhibit, Fascination with Fiber brings the story of handweaving in Michigan to life like no other book."--Jacket.

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