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Women in Coverlet Weaving: Sarah LaTourette

Throughout history, men were predominantly coverlet weavers and women were the consumers. But in rare cases, women professionally wove coverlets. One of these unique women was Sarah LaTourette from Indiana. 160 more words

Mccarl Coverlet Gallery

Beyond the Spin Count

Huddersfield, yesterday. And having an hour to kill, I found the Local History section of the Library.  I didn’t have time to look for my Huddersfield ancestors, wool weavers and dyers the Smiths, Dawsons and Listers ~ but did find this info I wanted to share, in a fascinating book, ‘The Water-Spinners’, by Chris Aspin, (Helmshire Local History Society, 2003). 715 more words

History

Knit Like a Victorian Lady! (Or Gent).

Ever wanted to know how the writers went about researching and writing ‘The Old Hand Knitters of the Dales’? Or do you want to know more about ‘the terrible knitters of Dent’?  257 more words

Antique Textiles

"You're Doing It (Even More) Wrong!" or How The Great Wheel Survived

I’ve hesitated about writing this post. In the same way I hesitate about commenting on YouTube videos that claim to be showing a certain spinning technique – and aren’t. 3,375 more words

History

Thrumming

I’ve been bowled over by the interest in the General Carleton hat – especially from 18thC living historians and re-enactors.  (If you’d like the pattern, it is in… 919 more words

Antique Textiles

New in store: handmade cushions with antique textiles

We are very happy to share with you the first shoots of the last pieces we designed and assembled using authentique antique textiles.

The first one is a gorgeous woven textile dating back to the 16th Century, probably Venice.  49 more words

Interiors And Objects