Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1145. Student paper titled “Upholstery – A Folk Occupation” in which Roy Hoyt speaks with Frank Black, a resident of Burgin, Kentucky and “the last of the true ‘tufters’ in his portion of Kentucky.” In the interviews conducted by Hoyt, Black, who had been a craftsman for more than three decades, details the tools, materials, and processes used to upholster furniture. The paper also includes occupational anecdotes and color photographs of Black’s workshop, machines, and finished products.
Art Practice | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Folklore | Furniture Design
Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Hoyt, Roy (FA 1145)" (2018). FA Finding Aids. Paper 1159.