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The Resource This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history, Esther Rutter

This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history, Esther Rutter

Label
This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history
Title
This golden fleece
Title remainder
a journey through Britain's knitted history
Statement of responsibility
Esther Rutter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of a year, Esther Rutter - who grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk, and learned to spin, weave and knit as a child - travels the length of the British Isles, to tell the story of wool's long history here. She unearths fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool, from the mill workers of the Border countries, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming; and finds tradition and innovation intermingling in today's knitwear industries. Along the way, she explores wool's rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history - among them gloves, a scarf, a baby blanket, socks and a fisherman's jumper - reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutter, Esther
Dewey number
  • 746.4'32'0941
  • 746.4320941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knitting
  • Wool
  • Wool industry
  • Rutter, Esther
  • Crafts
Label
This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history, Esther Rutter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781783784356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783784356
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history, Esther Rutter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781783784356
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783784356
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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