Sampler, Artist/maker unknown; English; 1763; Silk on linen; cross, and pattern darning stitches;
14 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches (36.2 x 34.9 cm). Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sampler, made by Mary Bacon at Westtown School, Chester County, Pennsylvania;
1810; Silk and cotton on linen canvas; darning, cross and wave stitches; 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (19.7 x 19.7 cm). Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Hand-spun, handwoven linen, 1870-1900, Waterloo Country, ON
Linen, 1784, Europe
Late 19th century, linen, handspun, handwoven
Handwoven linen sheets, from the collection of the Textile Museum of Canada.
Another beauty also found recently, a handwoven turned twill coverlet woven on 8 shafts. The centre seam has been beautifully matched.
This stunning quilt has recently joined my collection, found in Southwestern Ontario. It came with the provenance of being Mennonite, and judging by the number of times it’s been repaired, I reckon it’s around 90 years old.
Similar to my disbelief about acquiring a Peter Collingwood macrogauze is my amazement that a Salish blanket by Adeline Lorenzetto now belongs to me. Adeline Lorenzetto, along with Mary Peters, were central to the Salish weaving revival in the early 1960s and established the Salish Weavers Guild in Sardis, BC in 1971. Both women started weaving based on recorded descriptions and the study of existing blankets still belonging to other Salish families. Oliver Wells aided them in their research, and wrote about the revival.