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13
Mar

Former Mill Worker Remembers

I have just received a copy of your book this morning, at first glance most impressed. I look forward to reading it. Now retired living in SW France, some of my time, a lot really!, is spent developing websites for my interests. I have an Irish Linen site you might be interested to see. http://www.irishlinenmills.com […]

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13
Mar

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia

On Friday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, I will be at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. The presentation about my book, Irish People, Irish Linen, explores the history of Irish linen through art, architecture, technology, economic and social history, and cultural traditions. The media presentation will be illustrated with lavish images. It is open […]

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08
Mar

Book Signing in Vermont

I was asked to sign books at Ebenezer’s Book Store in Johnson, Vermont after my reading at the Vermont Studio Center

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04
Mar

Vermont Writer’s Residency

I am just back from a fabulous month at the Vermont Studio Center. It is a great place for creative work; the studio, housing, food, and opportunity to me with 40 interesting artists and writers made for a perfect month. I also loved the snow. In that atmosphere, I was able to complete the first […]

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15
Dec

Irish Arts Review Magazine

This large scale glossy magazine is gorgeous and I am delighted to have a 4-page review of my book included in the December/winter issue. There are 6 color photos beautifully placed throughout the text. If you haven’t seen the magazine and love the work of talented contemporary artists, I strongly you subscribe to Irish Arts […]

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11
Dec

Review by Library Journal

The warp threads of this book are linen, but the weft of the story is the sociology and history of the people who devoted their lives to transforming the fibers of the flax plant into a product known around the world for its quality, Irish linen. Wilson (Textile Art from Southern Appalachia), an authority on the textile […]

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08
Sep

Irish People, Irish Linen book now available

The books arrived from the printer in Hong Kong a few days ago and they are in the warehouse ready for shipping. Everyone who has pre-ordered can expect delivery soon. I can’t wait to hear your comments.

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07
Jun

Maggiknits designs for today’s trendsetter

Maggie Jackson, the award winner Irish designer and owner of Maggiknits, Inc. creates knitted and crocheted wearable fashions for women. Google Maggiknits for more about this native of Northern Ireland. Linen and cotton blended yarns are transformed into hand-knitted creations that reflect Maggie’s innovative style. A wide variety of styles are featured in her numerous books that […]

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