Tag Archive: 1800s

Glimpses of Textiles in Old Novels, Part Two

Eben Holden, A Tale of the North Country is a coming-of-age story set in the Lake Champlain area in the 1800s.  The story starts when the narrator, Willy, is 6 years old and… Continue reading

Textile Treasures

A most generous reader, Ranger Elaine, has sent me some wonderful treasures from her collection. The star of the show is this tiny silk-covered accordion book with quilt scraps in it.  Elaine thinks… Continue reading

The Video’s Here!

My friend has released his “camping in the 1800s” video that he shot here at the farm. I’m not impressed with my acting abilities, but mercifully I’m only in it for a minute. … Continue reading

On the Trail of a Textile Legend

In the late 1800s, Candace Wheeler was a textile designer, a business partner of Louis Comfort Tiffany, owner of her own design business, a writer,  a founder of a rural artists’ colony and… Continue reading

Jacquard Coverlet

This is a double-cloth coverlet, woven in two panels on a Jacquard loom.  The yarn is 2-ply wool in its natural cream color, indigo blue and (I believe) madder red.  The colors are… Continue reading