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Weavers of the Southern Highlands

Author: Philis Alvic
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003.
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The art of weaving is vital to the cultural heritage of Southern Appalachia. Long after consumers in other regions of the United States turned to commercial textiles for their fabrics, weaving in Appalachia flourished as both a treasured folk art and a means for economic activity, especially among women. The Fireside Industries of Berea College in Kentucky began with women weaving to supply their children's school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Alvic, Philis.
Weavers of the Southern Highlands.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2003
(OCoLC)892061864
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philis Alvic
ISBN: 0813122589 9780813122588
OCLC Number: 50198520
Description: xxiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foundations of the Appalachian craft revival --
Common Threads --
Berea College and Fireside Industries --
Pi Beta Phi Settlement School and Arrowcraft --
Appalachian School and Penland Weavers and Potters --
The Weavers of Rabun --
Other mountain weaving centers --
Weavers and managers --
Production --
Financing and fulfilling a mission --
Appendix : list of oral history interviews.
Responsibility: Philis Alvic.

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Here, Philis Alvic, a weaver for over 35 years, brings an insider's perspective to the history of Appalachian handweaving and the people and agencies that made it all work.  Read more...

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The most comprehensive research on weavers of the Southern Highlands that has been compiled in one source. -SADYE TUNE WILSON

 
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Weaving at Berry College

by harrinsl2 (WorldCat user published 2014-11-21) Excellent Permalink

In Chapter 7, School Weaving Programs, the author discusses the weaving program at the Berry Schools, mentioning Inez Wooten Henry and Willie Sue Cordell. 

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