Miss Lucy went to the North Carolina mountains in 1920 as an
apprentice teacher, but she soon discovered that the kind of
teaching that she wanted to do was not in the fields in which she
was trained. What interested her most was already there among the
mountain people--the ancient arts of hand-weaving and vegetable
dyeing. Her campaign to revive interest in these native crafts has
resulted in the internationally respected Penland School of
Originally published in 1971.
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