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THE FUR TRADE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES –OBSERVATIONS OF A MID-18TH CENTURY TRAVELLER

This sixth article from North America will focus on the Finnish/Swedish naturalist Pehr Kalm’s studies of the fur trade throughout his stay and travels in the colonies from 1748 to 1751, together with a brief discussion...

March 1, 2015
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NATURAL & EARLY SYNTHETIC TEXTILE DYES – A STUDY IN PHILADELPHIA

The fifth observation from North America has been inspired from my visit last summer at the most interesting Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. The aim with this article is to give some comparable views of dyeing methods,...

January 25, 2015
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COTTON AND OTHER TEXTILE MATERIALS – IN THOREAU’S CONCORD

A visit to the Concord Museum in New England, formed the inspiration for this “Textile Thought” – a well-presented and most interesting collection situated in lovely surroundings in the outskirts of Concord. A town first and foremost associated with its literary citizens R W Emerson, H D Thoreau ...

December 8, 2014
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TEXTILE OBSERVATIONS – THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ABIGAIL & JOHN ADAMS

This third observation from North America will give a glimpse of textiles and clothing discussed by John Adams (1735-1826) and Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) in their correspondence from 1762 to 1801. The preserved collection of the couple’s private letters ...

November 11, 2014
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TAPE LOOM WEAVING AND ITS TRADITIONS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES

This second observation from North America includes a portrait from 1773, a box tape loom dated 1794, weaving from Philadelphia in July 2014 and some examples of its European textile heritage ...

October 20, 2014
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UNEXPECTED HISTORICAL TEXTILES & TRADITIONS IN NORTH AMERICA

During this year I have had the opportunity within my work at The IK Foundation’s fieldwork “The Bridge Builder Expedition – North America” to take part in a journey covering the province of Quebec in Canada and the U.S. states Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts ...

September 6, 2014