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Sample 2010.01.12
Handwoven sample - aqua blue mat. Tagged, "Diagram 17, Rose & Compass Diaper" - Spot Bronson; linen. See "Related Publications." Item is one of 13 items that are Dorothy Burton's interpretation of the drafts on pages 66-72 in the book "Domestic manufacturer's Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing" by J. and R. Bronson, published 1817. She published them in "Versatile Bronson" on pages 13-21....View Full Record
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sample, woven 00.20.40
Sample - Window blind or placemat. Woven using cattail rushes in warp along with jute fibers. Weft yarns are olive, cream and blue and are woven in stripes/bands so warp shows. Alice Mattil made several samples (see "related objects") of placemats and window blinds. A note with the objects reads, "I did many placemats and window blinds for family and friends. I experimented for weavings using natural Kansas materials."...View Full Record
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Bag, Needlework 00.21.1
Small bag, made from a white circular scarf, with lace trim and stripe, and blue embroidered flowers. Note with bag says "The elastic run through the hem gathered it up into a bag in which my lady carried her 'fancy work' when she went to call."...View Full Record
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Sample 2010.01.10
Handwoven sample - royal blue mat. Tagged, "Diagram 15, Diamond Diaper" - Spot Bronson; linen. See "Related Publications." Item is one of 13 items that are Dorothy Burton's interpretation of the drafts on pages 66-72 in the book "Domestic manufacturer's Assistant and Family Directory in the Arts of Weaving and Dyeing" by J. and R. Bronson, published 1817. She published them in "Versatile Bronson" on pages 13-21....View Full Record
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Sample 86.4.146
Fabric sample - Upholstery material with an overshot-type motif in wools. Wool colors range from natural, light yellow, beige, to gold, on a natural cotton warp. Weave: Plain weave, brocade pattern. Warp: Cotton, natural. Weft: wool, natural, lt. yellow, lt and med. beige; rayon, gold....View Full Record
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Sample 86.4.93
Fabric sample - figured and plain weft stripes in coral, brick, taupe, camel, natural and two shades of green. Wool. Floral "vine" repeat in overshot area. One inch hem at both warp ends. Weave: Overshot Warp: cotton, natural Weft: cotton, natural; wool, (colors listed above)...View Full Record
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Placemat 86.4.140
Placemat - Fifteen green ovals/lozenges on medium blue/purple background. Linen. Twill threading, but hand picked up; plain weave. Warp is light and dark blue linen in pairs. Weft is red-violet linen. Pattern weft is 2 threads, yellow and green singles. Hemmed. Weave analysis: Dark and light blue are randomly threaded in pairs in separate heddles (because they lie parallel and not twisted). Draft could be twill with 2 threads side by side (1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4,) as a possible threading. Woven in a duKagang appearance, lifting one shaft for the inlay which is hand picked-up in the design, with tabby....View Full Record
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runner, table 86.4.13
Runner - natural linen, with triangle figure repeat in halvgobelang and loom-controlled embroidery weave in shades of yellow and tan. Hemmed on ends. Warp is linen. Weft (tabby) is same. Weft (pattern) is mixed shades of fine linen grouped as one....View Full Record
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Runner, table 86.4.12
Runner - beige and natural linen embroidery weave with inlaid brocade stripes of orange and blue with metallic. Self fringe at both warp ends. Warp is linen. Weft is linen tabby, cotton and metallic and linen inlay....View Full Record
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doily 00.21.28
Circular lace doily, made from cream/tan colored fiber which is knotted. Spanish lace....View Full Record
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