18th Century American Household Textiles

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The early settlers concerned themselves first with clothing, then with bed coverings and eventually toweling and table linens. We will weave samples of typical 18th c. domestically produced weaving: checked cotton toweling, linen napery, linsey-woolsey, overshot, Venetian carpeting and wool blanketing. A slide lecture on domestic hand weaving and details of several antique textile collections will be included. Simple finishing techniques will be discussed.

3 day Round Robin class: weave structures, history, finishing & simple machine sewing. All materials included with your tution.

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18th Century American Household Textiles



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Nov 5th, 2020 - Nov 7th, 2020

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All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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Melissa Weaver Dunning

Melissa is a traditional hand-weaver and spinner with 36 years of experience working on antique equipment to produce 18th and 19th century style textiles. She began her traditional textile study w…

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