Sylvia Olsen's Blog — Fair Isle

A short history of Coast Salish knitting told through the sweaters that made it famous.

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The title is a mouthful but a lot has been written about the Cowichan…Indian…Coast Salish sweater and I want to show the story so people can read the sweaters as well as the words that I write about them. The tangible, visual objects themselves have so much to tell knitters, history buffs and people who are interested in the currently topical issue of cultural appropriation. The sweaters are ambassadors. They are threads between cultures. If we look hard at them they show us about the things we share, the things we love, the things we have in common. I love them...

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