Product Description & Reviews
Your dad or granddad will love this throw on Father's Day, birthday or any other day of the year. Poem reads: FATHER- You held my hand as I began; This journey through the light. I looked to you with trust and pride; but try as all I might; I could not stretch to fit your steps; I could not match your stride. Now Life has moved along its course; Blessings I have found. Love and trust you have instilled; Your knowledge does abound. I know that I may; match your steps; but never will; your shoes I fill. Although Thomas Lemuel Oates started Manual Woodworkers & Weavers in 1932, the story goes back further. The roots of the company can be found in Oates' entrepreneurial spirit. He and his brother used to farm the mountain areas of Bat Cave in western North Carolina. They would also help their mother find materials for her crafts. The sons began to make wooden whistles, buckets and bird-houses. They would sell their wares along with her crafts to the people from Charlotte that came through in their horse-drawn buggies on the way to the mountains. Later, Thomas worked at the Ashville Postcard Company. When the Depression hit, he lost his job, but it inspired him to go into business and sell crafts, like cornhusk dolls and woven pieces, that were produced by the local women. He had learned about the wholesale business while working at Ashville. He built a waterwheel to generate electricity at a mill, began making product and opened shop. Over the years, he expanded the company. His son, Lemuel Oates, who would next manage the company, says he worked in the business from a young age. He explains the products were made from cotton scraps left over from making socks. Half-inch circles would be looped together to form a variety of products. Lemuel Oates went to college and then settled in Richmond. In December 1973, he returned to Bat Cave and took over the company. In 2007 his son Travis and his daughter, Molly Oates Sherrill, took over the business.
Features & Highlights
- 2-Layer printed throw with Father's Day design
- 46 x 60-Inches, perfect for a couch or queen size bed
- Father theme poem is framed by blue check pattern and silhouette landscape
- Made in the USA
- Search Manual Woodworkers for matching pillows and other decor items
|Manufacturer:||Manual Woodworkers Bedding/Bath|
|Color:||Blue and White|
|Publisher:||Manual Woodworkers Bedding/Bath|
|Studio:||Manual Woodworkers Bedding/Bath|
|Item Weight:||2 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.5 x 60 x 60 inches|
|Package Weight:||2 pounds|
|Package Size:||12.1 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches|
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