Fabric : The Hidden History of the Material World

    Victoria Finlay

    Fabric : The Hidden History of the Material World

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'Subtle, compendious and rich' - James McConnachie, The Sunday Times

'Dazzling ... Finlay's adventures, vividly recounted, make enthralling reading ... This book is equally an inspiration and an education' - Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

'A gorgeous adventure through the history of cloth' Stylist

The Sunday Times best paperbacks of 2022.

Bestselling author Victoria Finlay spins us round the globe in a vibrant exploration of cloth through the ages. She beats the inner bark of trees into cloth in Papua New Guinea, fails to handspin cotton in Guatemala, visits tweed weavers at their homes in Harris, and has lessons in patchwork-making in Gee's Bend, Alabama. And through it all she uncovers the hidden histories of fabric: how and why people have made it, worn it, invented it and made symbols of it

Interlaced with Victoria's own story of grief and recovery, Fabric is a lush patchwork of travel, history, memoir and culture - an unforgettable look into how we have made fabric, and how it has made us.


Format/pages: paperback / 528 pages

ISBN: 9781781257074

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd

Year: 2022

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