Those of you that know me well know that I have become very interested in historic textiles recently, so much so that I am looking to go back to school (yeah, I know, I say that a lot).
So I am super excited to talk about an ongoing project that I started about a week and a half ago. I say 'ongoing' because I really don't anticipate being able to do anything other than plan and research before summer.
Recently, my friend purchased a late 18th century coverlet and asked if it would be possible to weave a reproduction, or a short run of reproductions, of it. So, of course I said yes. I haven't woven anything in quite some time (I haven't done much of anything in quite some time), but this is an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
But, for me it means a lot of research because my knowledge on the subject of historic coverlets is still quite limited. And to potentially complicate my research, the guy that the coverlet was purchased from said it was from Western North Carolina, which, based on an article I very recently read, may or may not be a well documented area of study.
So, fun times ahead.
My goal is to post about this process as I go, so stay tuned!