Book This golden fleece : a journey through Britain's knitted history / Esther Rutter.
Publication year: 2020
Media type Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783784363 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2019.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-319) and index.
1. Dentdale gloves -- 2. Proper Ganseys -- 3. Revolutionary knitting -- 4. Highland kilts and stockings -- 5. A not-so-itsy-bitsy bikini -- 6. Carding, combing and cricket -- 7. Vikings, socks and the Great Yorkshire Llama -- 8. Knit-frocks, Guernseys and Jerseys -- 9. Shetland stitches -- 10. Monmouth caps and funeral stockings -- 11. Haps, shawls and new arrivals -- 12. A time of gifts.
Extent: x, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (blac
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'In This Golden Fleece, Esther Rutter travels the length of the British Isles to tell the story of wool's long history here and its influence on our landscape and culture. From Shetland to the Channel Islands, she unearths fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by knitting, weaving and spinning, among them the mill workers of the Border counties and the stocking knitters of Wales, reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool' -- Cover.