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Please welcome Charlevoix resident, Gail DeMeyere, co-author of The Sweater: A History, on Tuesday, July 11th from 2 – 4 p.m. for an in-store book signing. This is a free event and no reservations are required.
Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces the sweater’s 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, and accessories. Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing, and today’s explorations of form, structure, and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of handcraft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibers.
Gail DeMeyere is the executive director of the Charlevoix Circle of Arts and holds an art history degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in textile design, management, and technology from North Carolina State University.