Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater

Cowichan sweaters are a lot like the Coast Salish women who knit them: hardy, practical, and enduringly beautiful. An artistic fusion of indigenous and European handwork, the Cowichan sweater became a Canadian icon. Award-winning author, knitter, and Cowichan-sweater expert Sylvia Olsen recounts one of Vancouver Island’s most compelling stories in Working With Wool, a stunning, fully illustrated account of innovation, hard work and cultural strength.

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History, 328 pp, 200+ photos 8.5 x 9.25, Cloth, $38.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-55039-177-0; 1-55039-177-1

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2011 - Winner - Lt. Governors Medal for Historical Writing
BC Historical Federation
2011 - Nominee - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
BC Book Prize

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Sebastian Sasquatch

9781550391978 Sebastian Sasquatch loves his home in Puddle Valley. It has everything a young sasquatch needs: trees to swing from, a creek to fish in, meadows for running and jumping. Well, almost everything. In all of Puddle Valley, there isn’t another sasquatch child for Sebastian to play with.
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