Search Results: 'Cotton Spinners'
Folk Santa Spinner
Santa is flying his reindeer through the air in this whimsical Folk Santa Spinner. Learn to line draw a canvas, pounce background color and then stitch away. Learn realistic shading with... More > basketweave, how to make antlers look like velvet, and easy metallic thread techniques that will really make your ornaments sparkle! A little bit of beading and some specialty stitches make this a fun design. Suggested materials includes 18 mono canvas, beads, silk, wool, cotton and metallic threads to stitch both ornaments, and complete instructions with color illustrations.
Designer Summer Louise Truswell has been designing for the needlework market since 2000. Over 45 designs in leaflets and books travel the range from fun and whimsical to elegant and traditional.
This design was premiered and taught at American Needlepoint Guild's National Seminar in Milwaukee.< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism
When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys.< Less
The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong The Factory Boy
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Frances Trollope's novel was originally published as part of the mid-nineteenth century campaign against child labour. The main character, Michael Armstrong is based on the biography of pauper boy... More > Robert Blincoe, who was sold by the St Pancras Work House in London as an indentured apprentice to labour without wages at Lowdham Mill in Nottingham.
Following that company’s bankruptcy he was sold on to Litton Mill in Derbyshire, owned by a particularly barbaric set of employers.
Eventually he ended up in Manchester where he joined the campaign to outlaw the exploitation of children organised by John Doherty and the Manchester Cotton Spinners’ Union. It is believed that Charles Dickens based his novel Oliver Twist on the same biography.
This edition is published by Northen Grove Publishing Project whose mission is to republish books that have a bearing on the history of Manchester and the struggle for democratic rights, with an explanatory Postscript by
Manchester writer, Malc Cowle.< Less