Indian Blankets And Their Makers

Author: George Wharton James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486145905
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History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.

Blanket

Author: Kara Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628922672
Size: 66.21 MB
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. We are born into blankets. They keep us alive and they cover us in death. We pull and tug on blankets to see us through the night or an illness. They shield us in mourning and witness our most intimate pleasures. Curious, fearless, vulnerable, and critical, Blanket interweaves cultural critique with memoir to cast new light on a ubiquitous object. Kara Thompson reveals blankets everywhere--film, art, geology, disasters, battlefields, resistance, home--and transforms an ordinary thing into a vibrant and vital carrier of stories and secrets, an object of inheritance and belonging, a companion to uncover. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

Security Blankets

Author: Donald Fraser
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740790560
Size: 22.60 MB
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Charles M. Schulz and his beloved comic strip, Peanuts, have changed the world. In Security Blankets, Fraser and Bang present a heartwarming collection of 51 touching true stories to show the connection people have with the adored cartoon. Stories, photos from the contributors, and Peanuts artwork make this work extra special. The connections are so strong they've even had the power to change people's lives. Take, for example, the Vietnam POW; whose first piece of correspondence while in captivity was a Snoopy card that included a picture of his wife and children. Or the 5-year-old boy from Boston who demanded that his stuffed Snoopy accompany him to the hospital for a high-risk surgery. Connections such as these show how Peanuts has become a security blanket for thousands. This is chicken soup for the Peanuts lover's soul. Excerpt from the book: "But what made this drawing different was the unique "countdown calendar" that my father had drawn on Snoopy's belly. Each square on the calendar, which my sisters and I would cross out, meant that our dad was one day closer to coming home. Every time a square was marked off that drawing, Snoopy brought a bit of happiness and security to a war-weary and scared ten-year-old girl who desperately missed her Daddy. Did Snoopy help bring my father safely home from the Vietnam War? Maybe, maybe not. But to this day, whenever I see Snoopy--especially when he's performing his happy dance--my heart is grateful and filled with loving memories of my Dad.

Salish Blankets

Author: Leslie Heyman Tepper
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496201477
Size: 45.68 MB
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Salish Blankets presents a new perspective on Salish weaving through technical and anthropological lenses. Worn as ceremonial robes, the blankets are complex objects said to preexist in the supernatural realm and made manifest in the natural world through ancestral guidance. The blankets are protective garments that at times of great life changes--birth, marriage, death--offer emotional strength and mental focus. A blanket can help establish the owner's standing in the community and demonstrate a weaver's technical expertise and artistic vision. The object, the maker, the wearer, and the community are bound and transformed through the creation and use of the blanket. Drawing on first-person accounts of Salish community members, object analysis, and earlier ethnographic sources, the authors offer a wide-ranging material culture study of Coast Salish lifeways. Salish Blankets explores the design, color/pigmentation, meaning, materials, and process of weaving and examines its historical and cultural contexts.

Blankets Hats And Booties

Author: Kristin Spurkland
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 160468593X
Size: 54.98 MB
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Blankets to swaddle, hats to coddle, and booties for toasty tootsies--these knit and crochet confections for Baby are truly sweets for the sweet! Fifteen coordinating sets of projects are just right for snuggling a new baby and delighting a new mom. Create 45 designs in soft, subtle colors and timeless styles; 10 sets are knitted, 5 sets crocheted Designs highlight simple stripes, lacy loops, and motifs such as flowers, ducks, and pinwheels Includes ideas for sizing projects up or down to fit larger and smaller babies--even preemies

Crochet Blankets

Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
ISBN: 158923765X
Size: 41.82 MB
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DIVCombine fun yarn, hooking, and easy stitches and you’ll end up with eight eye-catching crochet blankets that everyone will want. Crochet Blankets is an easy, how-to booklet that teaches you everything you need to know about crocheting blankets and throws. From yarn recommendations to stitches used, this booklet contains eight patterns that you’ll want to try again and again./div

Baby Fresh Blankets

Author: Drg Dynamic Resource
Publisher: Leisure Arts
ISBN: 1601403119
Size: 65.69 MB
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Remember the freshness of gingham fabric? You can get the same look with this book's Beautiful-in-Blue Baby Afghan featuring color-block panels. Or you can treat your toddler to a rainbow of fresh colors. Dainty, textured stitches worked in pretty pastels make the Cotton Candy Stripes afghan as cute as it is cuddly. In the Lavender Lace Baby Afghan, an elaborate edging of love knots and picots accents a simple seed stitch body. 4 baby afghans to crochet (3 easy designs in light worsted weight yarn and 1 intermediate design in fine/baby weight): Beautiful-in-Blue Baby Afghan courtesy of Spinrite; Rainbow Nap-ghan by Frances Hughes; Cotton Candy Stripes by Aline Suplinskas; and Lavender Lace Baby Afghan by Hilary C. Murphy.