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Thread: Vintage Woven Fabric

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Vintage Woven Fabric

    My neighbor seeks info on this family heirloom. It is lovely!
    Family is "from the South". Any ideas?
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    Dotty in NYC

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    I don't know anything about it, but it's lovely. Is it a tablecloth, throw, something else?
    Patrice S

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    These are called 'overshot' coverlets and often date from the 1700s, Colonial times, and were prevalent all over the country at that time. There were many patterns and varying degrees of complexity and color. We still see these being made today.

    Check out these amazing images:
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...18.tXHImuVfuuo

    Jan in VA
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    I have two of them. They were typically made of linen and wool (linsey-woolsy). The looms were relatively narrow so you will often see a seam down the middle where two strips were attached. Somewhere I have a book about them, but I can't put my finger on it right now. The different patterns have names and I meant to look up your pattern. If I find the book, I'll let you know.
    ​Jumpin' Judy

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    Wow! I never heard of them before so thanks for the information and link to some pictures. They are beautiful!!
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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