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sample, woven 00.20.38
Sample - Window blind or placemat. Warp uses green rye straw, jute, and metallic copper colored fibers in a variety of stripes. Weft uses cotton yarn in olive, cream, blue in wide stripes that let warp show. 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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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, woven 00.20.39
Sample - Window blind or placemat. Warp is corn husks and reeds and yarn. Weft is cotton. Cranberry, cream, and olive stripes in both warp and weft, blue stripes in weft. 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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Belt 86.4.47
Belt - warp stripes of chevrons in blue, white, green, red and gold; long fringes at each end, some braided; cotton; reversible twill double weave. Tagged "Canadian reproduction of that French weave"...View Full Record
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Sample 86.4.94
Fabric sample - Upholstery fabric, natural wool with black weft stripe on natural cotton warps. Double weave, Jacquard. ...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 86.4.12
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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Fragment, woven 93.5.41
Coverlet fragment - Indigo, pink and natural; overshot weave, unknown pattern. Unusual pink color in pattern weft, much more worn than the indigo dyed yarn. Pattern is not woven in a traditional manner, only portions of a pattern are used, therefore the pattern cannot be identified. Handwritten note attached, but is hard to read....View Full Record
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sampler 2005.1.18
Sampler - harness controlled weft. Variations of overshot weave. Courderoy pile. Weft piles. Cream and grey. Wool, cotton and some synthetic....View Full Record
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fragment, woven 98.6.8
Fragment of fabric, possibly linen. White with block twill pattern and three hand hemmed edges....View Full Record
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