It's a nifty magazine, published every so often by the Textile Heritage Center in Cooleemee, NC. Each 64-page issue is filled with wonderful stories and photos of our mill town culture from throughout the South. This group has been super helpful to and supportive of our own society, so we thought it fitting that we give their magazine a plug. They've developed the Textile Heritage Initiative, an effort to preserve and promote our region's textile history and its importance. To read more about it, go to the Center's Web site.
Why, you might ask, doesn't the Cliffside Historical Society create a publication like this? First, each issue of Bobbin & Shuttle costs about $4,000 to print, and their society has several thousand members (ours has less than 200). If there are any “sugar daddies” out there who would agree to help underwrite our publishing efforts (beginning with our newsletter), please step forward.
So, swamp the THC with orders, and mention where you saw their ad. Three issues for only $8, what a value! You could spend the next several months reading about warps, reed hooks, picker sticks and lintheads. You know, things most dear to your heart.