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Spinning Yarns, Telling Tales about Textiles
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This issue explores the storytelling potential of textiles from different times and places, and the ways textiles can be used to enliven and enrich many areas of the curriculum. Includes a description of the steps involved in making a piece of cloth, a history of textiles, a pull-out page titled “Soft Sculpture Magic,” and a bibliography of resources.

Note: This is an archival publication dating back to 1980 and any supplements or suggestions for off-site education may not be available.

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