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Microcosm Publishing & Distribution

Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

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From the first plant fibers woven into cloth to the scrolls and pages of our ancestors to the invention of a synthetic fabric that enabled us to travel safely into space, the art of fabric is an oft overlooked role in our history. This collection of essays addresses topics of fabric that go beyond the need for warmth or protection, focusing on the personal and innovative, such as the specific linen the ancient Egyptians used to wrap their dead or the more modern innovations of breathable and durable sports wear. Whether you are a fan of history, invention, or sewing, this book is sure to offer something for anyone who has ever wondered just how much textiles play into our past, present, and future.