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Weaver Mae Whittington

(#410) from Kentucky Life Program 410 (1997)

Mae Whittington of rural Daviess County demonstrates the traditional art of spinning wool into thread and then weaving the thread into clothing and household textiles. Her neighbor Emily Hayden tells how she raises and shears the sheep that provide Whittington’s raw material.

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