94 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Sewing"
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Interview with doll maker Mildred Bowen

Interview with doll maker Mildred Bowen

Date
1978-05-19
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Mildred Bowen, who started sewing and making dolls when she was ten years old, discusses the types of dolls she makes (straight, flip, bodyline), the materials she uses (usually cotton), and detailing and decorating the dolls. Side 2: Bowen talks about the advantages of machine sewing over hand sewing, the time it takes to complete a doll, painting with liquid embroidery, and discusses the benefits of homemade dolls over store-bought dolls.
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Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)

Date
1982-01-27
Description
One audio cassette. Born in the Everglades and 74 years old at the time of the interview, Jimmie (through interpreter Jumper) discusses designing and making Seminole skirts and other garmets. Jimmie describes the Seminole words for "design," "skirt" and "top," and talks about the cross design on her skirt, other types of skirt designs, sewing with strips of colorful cloth, rick-rac, teaching her children and grandchildren the craft, and men in the tribe who sew, like Jimmie Osceola. In addition, she discusses the Green Corn Dance, playing the stickball game, women hunters, gardening, singing Christian songs, learning to sew from her mother, and living in a chickee.
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It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)

It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)

Date
1981
Description
Two audio cassettes. The recordings are documentary programs on the origins and historical significance of Seminole sewing and dress, for women, men, and children. Reservation life, the Green Corn Dance, tourism are also discussed. A transcript of the slideshow can be found in S 1579, box 1.
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Interview with tatter Concettina Barone

Interview with tatter Concettina Barone

Date
1985-03-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Barone, born in Connecticut to Sicilian parents, is a tatter (lace maker). In the interview, she discusses learning needle work in technical schools and from her mother and learning tatting and knitting at a school club; how her mother learned traditional skills; her family's emigration to the US; growing up in a mixed-ethnic neighborhood; learning English; her courtship and marriage in Italy in 1952; moving to Florida; teaching tatting; and her process/method for teaching the skill. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)

Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)

Date
1996-05-25
Description
One audio cassette tape. Nancy Morgan discusses quilting and home crafts with Merri McKenzie (who interviews her). She discusses her early years and getting into quilting. She explains her "recipe" for homemade elderberry wine and peach brandy and talks about a cookbook she published on North Florida recipes. She talks about "corn cob jelly" and learning to cook from her mother. She also discusses the transition from homemade quilting materials to bought and explains her homemade quilting frame. She observes that folklore is surviving but constantly changing. She talks about a book about her life she is currently putting together. She was a 1986 Folklife Heritage Award Winner.
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Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

Date
1997-05-23
Description
One audio cassette recordings. Amma Essandoh, interviewed by John D'Agostino, discusses textile traditions from Ghana including how patterns are made, use of nuts to make designs and use of symbols in design.
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Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen Holloway

Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen Holloway

Date
1978-04-28
Description
One reel to reel. Holloway, born in Miami, discusses learning pine needle crafts; tools and materials she used; types of crafts including baskets, lamps, and trays.
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Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Interview with Linda and Paul Bowers

Date
1981-10-24
Description
Two reel to reels. (Copied onto audio cassettes C81-89 and C81-90.) The Bowers discuss sewing machines; patchwork; how they learned to sew traditional Seminole patterns; designs; clothing; life in Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation; sofke; fry bread; native languages; chickees; the Green Corn Dance; male initiation rites; and cooking/eating alligators. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
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Interview with Ruby Billie and Annie Jimmie

Interview with Ruby Billie and Annie Jimmie

Date
1982-01-28
Description
One audio recording. Extremely poor sound quality due to field recorder malfunction. Billie and Jimmie discuss (through Jumper) patchwork sewing including when and how they learned the craft; patterns; the choice of colors and fabrics; clothing styles; patchwork designs; and sewing machines. They also describe their childhood. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other with traditional Seminole patchwork. Copied onto audiocassette C83-33. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
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Interview with Mildred Tommie (with Sally May Hall interpreting)

Interview with Mildred Tommie (with Sally May Hall interpreting)

Date
1982-01-29
Description
Two reel to reels. Tommie discusses (through Hall) patchwork sewing including when and how she learned the craft; patterns and designs; the choice of colors and fabrics; clothing styles; patchwork designs; and sewing machines. She also describes her childhood; her family; the Seminole drink sofke; childhood stories; differences between Creek and Seminole peoples; hair styles; and Seminole healing. The recordings were created for the Florida Folklife Program's Seminole Slide and Tape Project, a program sponsored by the American Express Company in 1982-1983 to create two educational slide/tape programs for use by schools, community groups, and other educational outlets. One program dealt with sweetgrass basket making; the other on traditional Seminole patchwork. Recordings of the finished program tapes can be found in S 1576, Box 10. Teacher guides, program scripts, and documentation of the project can be found in S 1595, Box 1.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-059aInterview with doll maker Mildred BowenSoundDollmakers
Interviews
Fieldwork
Dollmaking
Dolls
Toy making
Toys
Decorative arts
Life histories
Material culture
Textile arts
Sewing
Sewing machines
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a_s1576_08_c83-037Interview with Annie Jimmie (interpreted by Betty Mae Jumper)SoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Chickee
Clothing and dress
Clothing trade
Patchwork
Textile arts
Sewing
Design
Mikasuki language
Tailors
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a_s1576_10_c83-092It's Our Way (Seminole Slide/Tape program)SoundTailors
Needleworkers
Teaching of folklore
Slideshows
Slides (Photography)
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Sewing
Patchwork
Clothing and dress
Needlework
Indian reservations
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a_s1576_22_c86-175Interview with tatter Concettina BaroneSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Sound recordings
Life histories
Oral histories
Tatting
Cotton textiles
Textile arts
Italian Americans
Lace and lace making
Needlework
Sewing
Emigration and immigration
Marriage rites
Education
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a_s1576_63_c96-067Saturday program at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)SoundQuiltmakers
Needleworkers
Cooks
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Oral narratives
Personal experience narratives
Quilting
Sewing
Needlework
Domestic arts
Equipment, domestic arts
Cooking and dining
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a_s1576_67_c97-068Friday program at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)SoundNeedleworkers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Oral performance
Life histories
Interviewing
African Americans
Arts, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Americans
Textile arts
Textiles
Domestic arts
Decorative arts
Sewing
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a_s1576_t78-325Interview with pineneedle artisan Mebelen HollowaySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Pine needle crafts
Craft
Decorative arts
Basket work
Basketry
Sewing
Weaving
Artisans
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a_s1576_t81-118Interview with Linda and Paul BowersSoundNeedleworkers
Fieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Interviews
Oral histories
Patchwork
Festivals
Sewing
Indian reservations
Food habits
Mikasuki language
Chickee
Alligators
Food preparation
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a_s1576_t82-042Interview with Ruby Billie and Annie JimmieSoundFieldwork
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Interviews
Interviewing
Needlework
Patchwork
Clothing and dress
Sewing
Oral narratives
Textiles
Textile arts
Domestic arts
Equipment, domestic arts
Design
Needleworkers
Tailors
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a_s1576_t82-044Interview with Mildred Tommie (with Sally May Hall interpreting)SoundFieldwork
Native Americans
Ethnicity, Seminole
Seminole Indians
Patchwork
Interviewing
Interviews
Sound recordings
Sewing
Oral histories
Life histories
Family history
Food habits
Clothing and dress
Beliefs and cultures
Needleworkers
Tailors
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