ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK

ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK

 I am always on the lookout for interesting books on historical textiles and quilts. Many times, a book on historical women will have wonderful tidbits about textiles in their lives. And that is how I ended up finding another interesting textile book.

I found this book after seeing an article about it in the DAR magazine “American Spirit S/O 2020” pg. 41-42.

ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK
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This book of 500 pages covers the importance of the textiles industry in the pre-Revolutionary America. 

 In this time, England got the raw materials for textiles from the Colonies, made the textiles in England, and then sold the complete goods back to the Colonies.  The quality was high, and buying finished goods was a huge time saver for people with the money to buy the goods.

Along came the whole taxation without representation issue via the Townsend Act in 1767. This stopped many people from buying finished goods from England, including textiles and textile products.

The book goes on to describe how this issue pushed the Colonies into making much of their own textiles, which were known as “homespun”. Suddenly the skills necessary for making textiles became significant. There was a rash of contests for spinning and weaving in various areas around the Colonies.

This interesting textile book, at a minimum, is worth borrowing from the library and reading the chapters that may interest you.  At a maximum it is worth purchasing for your own personal library.

Another interesting book on historical quilts and textiles.

PLEASE NOTE: 
ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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4 thoughts on “ANOTHER INTERESTING TEXTILE BOOK

  1. Cheery Oh – This blog is really remarkable. So much here for ideas and inspiration. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us, the readers. Thank you for showing off your projects. Until I found this blog, I thought I was doing good at making about 100 quilts over the past 25 years. Well, you sure showed me. I can’t imagine the number of projects you have going, or how you manage time so well to get all these done. Simply amazing. I have been looking for the books you mention or recommend on this blog. I have been able to get a few thru the library and enjoy finding books I would not normally know about. I am going to see if I can borrow this one – looks like fun.

    1. It is always nice to hear from readers and how much they enjoy this blog. And yes, I put a lot of myself into it by showing off projects. What can I say other than fabric inspires me to make something beautiful from it? Here in Indiana the public libraries across the state will do loans of books to other Indiana libraries if they are available – it really expands the book selections available to be loaned. Hopefully your library can do this where you live.

  2. This site is really cool with excellent quilt related information. I re-read the older posts and look forward to the new posts. You have inspired me to quilt again.

    1. Thank you for the kind words. Oh, I am so glad you are quilting again. We need activities in our lives to make us happy.

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