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The Resource Hands to the spindle : Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880, by Paula Mitchell Marks ; illustrated by Walle Conoly

Hands to the spindle : Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880, by Paula Mitchell Marks ; illustrated by Walle Conoly

Label
Hands to the spindle : Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880
Title
Hands to the spindle
Title remainder
Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880
Statement of responsibility
by Paula Mitchell Marks ; illustrated by Walle Conoly
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In nineteenth-century Texas women's hands often created the fabrics their families wore, the blankets used to cover their tired bodies, and the textiles that furnished their homes. Through spinning, weaving, dyeing, and knitting of clothing and linens, women displayed their abilities and their dreams of a better future. These day-to-day activities of Texas women spinners and weavers come to life in award-winning author Paula Mitchell Marks's Hands to the Spindle. The hum
  • Of real women and an overview of their textile crafts, Paula Mitchell Marks introduces readers to a functional art rarely practiced in our more hurried times. Photographs of some of their actual handiwork and evocative pen sketches of women at work and the tools and dye plants they used, delicately drawn by artist Walle Conoly, bring the words to life
  • Of the spinning wheel and the clatter of the loom provided regular accompaniment to the lives of many Texas women immigrants and their families. Producing much-needed garments and cloth also provided an escape from the worries and isolation of frontier life. One early chronicler, Mary Crownover Rabb, kept her spinning wheel whistling all day and most of the night because the spinning kept her "from hearing the Indians walking around hunting mischief." Through the stories
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.4/877/00976409034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6073.T42
LC item number
U55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD6073.T42U55
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clayton Wheat Williams Texas life series
Series volume
no. 5
Label
Hands to the spindle : Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880, by Paula Mitchell Marks ; illustrated by Walle Conoly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-127) and index
Contents
1. Legacy and Contexts -- 2. The Early Years, 1822-1836 -- 3. The Republic and Early Statehood Years, 1836-1860 -- 4. The Civil War and the West Texas Frontier, 1860-1880
Control code
33442618
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 133 p.
Isbn
9780890966990
Lccn
95046409
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Hands to the spindle : Texas women and home textile production, 1822-1880, by Paula Mitchell Marks ; illustrated by Walle Conoly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-127) and index
Contents
1. Legacy and Contexts -- 2. The Early Years, 1822-1836 -- 3. The Republic and Early Statehood Years, 1836-1860 -- 4. The Civil War and the West Texas Frontier, 1860-1880
Control code
33442618
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 133 p.
Isbn
9780890966990
Lccn
95046409
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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