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The importance of textiles

This article, sent in by a reader from the USA, is fascinating and full of ideas for more research. 

We all know that textiles are important, but the vast majority of the world do not appreciate how crucial they really are. This article, in the Time Literary Supplement last month, is a whirlwind tour of the role of women in textiles. It starts with the Moon landings - now what could be the link there - and covers history, social politics and geography. What could be a more interesting read?

Thank you, Mary Ellen. A great link to have for Sunday morning reading!