Award Nomination: Sylvia Olsen's Working With Wool Nominated for a BC Book Prize


Working With Wool has been nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. The award recognizes the author of the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia. The winner will be announced on April 21, 2011 at the 27th annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala, at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver.

Here's a bit more information about the book:

Working With Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater

By Sylvia Olsen

Cowichan sweaters are a lot like the Coast Salish women who knit them: hardy, practical, and enduringly beautiful. An artistic fusion of indigenous and European handwork, the Cowichan sweater became a Canadian icon. Award-winning author, knitter, and Cowichan-sweater expert Sylvia Olsen recounts one of Vancouver Island’s most compelling stories in Working With Wool, a stunning, fully illustrated account of innovation, hard work and cultural strength.

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History, 328 pp, 200+ photos 8.5 x 9.25, Cloth, $38.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-55039-177-0; 1-55039-177-1

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