A Swedish Immigrant Weaver in America
The novel Shuttle in Her Hand is the story of Lisa Lindholm, a young female weaver who leaves her native Sweden alone in 1931 for the United States. Over the next three decades, with thoughtful determination she builds a life that incorporates experiences of both the old and new homelands, becoming part of the significant Swedish contribution to developments in twentieth-century American handweaving.
An engaging fictional narrative, the reader also encounters many real people, places, and events central to the history of weaving, set in Lisa’s professional and personal immigrant journey from the mountains of North Carolina to Michigan and Illinois.
By Marion Tuttle Marzolf, paperback, 252 pages.