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Weaving centers led the Appalachian Craft Revival at the beginning of the twentieth century. Soon after settlement workers came to the mountains to start schools, they expanded their focus by promoting weaving as a way for women to help their family's financial situation. Women wove thousands of guest towels, baby blankets, and place mats that found a ready market in the women's network of religious denominations, arts organizations, and civic clubs.

In Weavers of the Southern Highlands, Philis Alvic details how the Fireside Industries of Berea College in Kentucky began with women weaving to supply their children's school expenses and later developed student labor programs, where hundreds of students covered their tuition by weaving. Arrowcraft, associated with Pi Beta Phi School at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the Penland Weavers and Potters, begun at the Appalachian School at Penland, North Carolina, followed the Berea model. Women wove at home with patterns and materials supplied by the center, returning their finished products to the coordinating organization to be marketed. Dozens of similar weaving centers dotted mountain ridges.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Illustrations and Maps
  2. pp. viii-xii
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  1. List of Appalachian Settlement Schools and Weaving Centers
  2. pp. xiii-xix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xx-xxiv
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  1. 1. Foundations of the Appalachian Craft Revival
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. Common Threads
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. 3. Berea College and Fireside Industries
  2. pp. 35-55
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  1. 4. Pi Beta Phi Settlement School and Arrowcraft
  2. pp. 56-74
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  1. 5. Appalachian School and Penland Weavers and Potters
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. 6. The Weavers of Rabun
  2. pp. 96-112
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  1. 7. Other Mountain Weaving Centers
  2. pp. 113-134
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  1. 8. Weavers and Managers
  2. pp. 135-151
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  1. 9. Production
  2. pp. 152-168
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  1. 10. Financing and Fulfilling a Mission
  2. pp. 169-189
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  1. Appendix: List of Oral History Interviews
  2. pp. 190-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-211
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 212-223
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 224-233
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  1. Credits
  2. pp. 234-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813148144
Related ISBN
9780813122588
MARC Record
OCLC
892061864
Pages
258
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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