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Working with Wool by Sylvia Olsen
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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.
History, 328 pp, 200+ photos 8.5 x 9.25, Cloth, $38.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-55039-177-0; 1-55039-177-1
Listen to Sylvia Olsen speak with Shelagh Rogers on CBC's The Next Chapter.
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Awards and Nominations
Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize History 2011 (Nominee)
Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing (Winner)
City of Victoria Butler Book Prize (Nominee)
George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature (Nominee)
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