Tag Archive: wool

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

Coverlet Mysteries

I don’t see as many woven coverlets for sale as I do quilts, but this is one I picked up back in the 90s.  I’ve always thought of it as a small blanket,… Continue reading

Puffball Mushroom Dye

Whenever I notice that I have a whole lot of something growing on the farm, I research it to see if it can be used for a dye.  There were lots of  puffball… Continue reading

Early 1900s Boy’s Outfit

When you have old-fashioned skills like spinning and weaving, people assume you know about all things historical, and ask you to speak about them, especially to kids.  Because I think it’s so important… Continue reading

Family Textiles: A Tale of Two Shawls

It was the best of textiles, it was the worst of textiles, it was the age of silk, it was the age of wool, it was the epoch of respectibility, it was the epoch… Continue reading

Late 1800s dress

This is a wool dress I bought at an antique shop in Richmond, Texas. I hope it was originally from up North, because I think this would be too hot and sticky to wear… Continue reading