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Ladies, First: Common Threads book

Ladies, First:
Common Threads

LADIES, FIRST celebrates 18 first ladies who, at one point in their lives, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, quilted,
cross-stitched, or sewed. Their inspirational stories will encourage an appreciation of craft and creativity, patience and perseverance, sacrifice and service, and most of all,
the role of the first lady in the United States of America.
For readers 9 and up.

These books are also available on Walmart.com, Target.com
and your favorite independent booksellers. 

Books

Claire

CLAIRE: THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CLIMBED TO THE TOP AND CHANGED THE WAY WOMEN DRESS
is the true story of the little girl from Maryland
who enjoyed climbing trees and playing sports,
but not in dresses. An American fashion icon,
Claire McCardell revolutionized how girls and women
dress to this day.

For readers 6 through 10.

Claire's Closet
 

CLAIRE's CLOSET is the companion coloring book

to the picture book, CLAIRE.

Reviews / Testimonials


LADIES, FIRST

"This is a fascinating and approachable book that sheds light on a little-known corner of American history." 
Knitting magazine

"It is important to remember that such a simple thing as a humble needle and thread has forged connecting threads 
through time and place and people and legacy."
rubyseppings.com

CLAIRE
"What an imaginative tribute to a visionary force in fashion and a great inspiration to young people with dreams!"
~ Marilyn Bagel, President, The Frederick Art Club

"This beautifully illustrated biographical book is highly recommended for young readers with an interest in fashion."
~ Sally Di Marco, Fashion Design, Author and Educator"

Claire McCardell has been one of my greatest influences as a designer. What a thrill to see her story so beautifully expressed 
through illustration and word. An inspiration to aspiring young designers for sure!"
~ Sarah Liller, Fashion Designer and Founder, Sarah Liller Designs
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Claire McCardell gave us ballet flats. Click on them to learn more!