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Coverlet 95.15.10
Coverlet fragment (large) L shaped. pink and white. Pattern includes stars and crossed rose sprays. Border of flower pots with rose bushes. Double weave. The corner has eagle with shield, arrows and branches and reads, "1852 Hepsey Filkins" There is additional writing, the begining of which is cut off, that reads, "...RLEN GENESEE. CO. N.Y." There is also a seam where two woven panels were sewn together to make the larger coverlet....View Full Record
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Coverlet 95.15.9
Coverlet - Indigo blue and white coverlet, overshot weave. Woven in one panel. Wheels and table pattern has 9 wheels with rose center and table, two corners are cut out. Fringe is attached, but left loose where corner was cut. Evidence of edged treatment at other end....View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 95.15.8
Fragment of a textile - possibly a rug, wall hanging, table runner or portieve. Mustard color chenille border and floral design in shades of mauve, pink, purple, cream and green. Hemmed edge has heavy fringe macrame tied with tassels. The other three sides are cut and unfinished. Warp - very fine lavender colored cotton. Weft - chenille- gold and multicolored....View Full Record
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drapery 95.15.7
Fragment of Victorian drapery with multicolored stripes of fabric and ribbon. It is handwoven with ribbons and cut strips of best clothing fabrics (velvets and silks). Colors include black velvet, brown, orange, purple, green, red, blue and some metallic. Note on old catalog card calls it a Portieve....View Full Record
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fragment, woven 95.15.6
Coverlet fragment. Dark blue and natural color. Overshot weave with wheels woven "star fashion". Warp is natural colored cotton. Weft is natural colored cotton. Pattern weft is pearl cotton, dark blue. Note from Terlouw to Ruth Holroyd, "Ruth, not antique. Note pattern weft=perle. Interesting example of overshot."...View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 95.15.5B
Blanket fragment - Grey and blue. Thick, double faced, blanket weight material, two layers woven differently, one side shows a stripe, the other as a color and weave effect with blue stripes forming a plaid. Twill weave, stitched double cloth. Warp is wool, grey, black, blue with a green rayon accent. Weft is the same, without the green. Ruth Holroyd notes, "Difference of opinion on terminology; double-faced twill vs. double cloth. There are really 2 layers stitched together by a common weft thread, each layer is a twill."...View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 95.15.5A
Blanket fragment - Grey and blue. Thick, double faced, blanket weight material, two layers woven differently, one side shows a stripe, the other as a color and weave effect with blue stripes forming a plaid. Twill weave, stitched double cloth. Warp is wool, grey, black, blue with a green rayon accent. Weft is the same, without the green. Ruth Holroyd notes, "Difference of opinion on terminology; double-faced twill vs. double cloth. There are really 2 layers stitched together by a common weft thread, each layer is a twill."...View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 95.15.4
Fragment of a tablecloth. Red, dark blue and white. Cut and fringed on all four sides, floral design and striped. Interesting structure in the 2/2 area, the 2/2 warp creates its own stripes. Border design: Greek key and wide floral design. Jacquard, Satin weave (damask). Warp: cotton, stripes of solid dark blue and 2/2 dark blue and white. Weft: cotton, red....View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 95.15.2
Coverlet fragment. Natual cotton and rose color. Two fragments, seamed through the center at selvedges, turned under for a wide hem. Overshot weave. Star and roses with table. Weave pattern is sixteen chariot wheels. Warp is cotton, natural. Weft is cotton, natural. Singles (unusual for overshot) Pattern weft is wool, rose, highly twisted. Documentation: HGA (Handweaving Guild of America) slide kit "Coverlets" #57. Script reads "the 'windows' within the table are sharp and clear, easily distinguished as being an example of a 'fancy table'." Handwritten note (Terlouw) "Ruth Fowler to E.T.L" (Holroyd) "Slide 57, no draft-too similar"....View Full Record
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Coverlet 95.15.14
Coverlet - Indigo blue and white coverlet, with 16 snowballs and pine tree border on three sides. Woven in two panels, seamed and hemmed at both ends. Double cloth weave. Double cloth weave 5 blocks (20 shafts). Pattern includes 16 snowballs with pine tree border. Warp 1 is cotton, natural. Warp 2 is wool, dark indigo blue. Wefts are the same. Note from Ruth Holroyd on old catalog card says "purchased at an antique show and sale. Bargain. Cheap because it had just come back from Speedy Dry Cleaners, ruined; the center just disappeared. Purchased as an example for teaching."...View Full Record
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