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Handicrafts of the southern highlands : with an account of the rural handicraft movement in the United States and suggestions for the wider use of handicrafts in adult education and in recreation

Author: Allen H Eaton; Doris Ulmann; Russell Sage Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation, 1937.
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Eaton, Allen H. (Allen Hendershott), b. 1878.
Handicrafts of the Southern highlands.
New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 1937
(OCoLC)594226286
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen H Eaton; Doris Ulmann; Russell Sage Foundation.
OCLC Number: 1396864
Notes: Illustrated lining-papers.
Description: 370 pages, [122] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Mountain handicrafts of pioneer days --
The beginning of the handicrafts in the Highlands --
The log cabin and its furnishings --
pt. 2. Revival of the handicrafts and their present-day practice --
Revival of the handicrafts in the Highlands --
The handicrafts continue to grow --
Spinning and weaving for home and market --
Coverlets and counterpanes --
Quilting and patchwork --
Native dyes and herbs --
Furniture and other woodwork --
Mountain baskets --
Whittling and craving in wood --
Dolls, toys, and miniature furniture --
Mountain music and hand-made instruments --
Pottery and the uses of clay --
Miscellaneous handicrafts. (Cont.) The Southern Highland handicraft guild --
Museums and collections of handicrafts --
Handicraft training, production, and marketing --
Future of the handicrafts in the Highlands --
pt. 3. The rural handicraft movement and the wider use of handicrafts --
The handicraft movement in rural America --
Adult education through handicrafts --
Recreation through handicrafts. Appendices. Selected list of names of coverlets and counterpanes gathered from many sources --
The Colonial Coverlet Guild --
Colors derived from plants growing in the Southern Highlands --
Extracts from the report on indigo experiments.
Responsibility: by Allen H. Eaton ; containing fifty-eight illustrations from photographs taken for the work by Doris Ulmann.

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