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Thread #57689   Message #910196
Posted By: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
14-Mar-03 - 03:24 PM
Thread Name: Looking for US handloom songs
Subject: RE: Looking for US handloom songs
But not all handloom weaving disappeared the moment the Industrial Revolution began. It has not stopped yet, in isolated communities and as a craft activity in Scotland and elsewhere. Machine weaving created the cheap fabrics, the fine work was still done by hand for many many years. And I thought there were quite a lot of song-creating WASPs in America for quite a while before the country was 'begun'. One of my favourite US songs, Peg And Awl, complains about the IR doing away with handmade shoes. Many more people made cloth by hand than made shoes.