This two day class is a general approach to coverlet weaving in the Mohawk Valley from post revolution to 1840.
We will examine coverlets in Skip Barshied’s collection and from the collection of Rabbit Goody. We will be discussing who was weaving coverlets and blankets in the Mohawk Valley and how they compared to the weaving going on in other areas of the northeast. We will also look at hand textile tools common during this time.
Please feel free to bring textiles and tools for examination and discussion.
Day 1, April 30th
9:30 Coffee, Welcome, Introduction to Kilts Farm by Judy St Leger and Rabbit Goody
10:00 Putting 18th and 19th century weaving in the Mohawk Valley in context
11:15 Coverlet Weave Structures, who wove what?
2:00 Coverlet Examination, bring coverlets to share
4:30 End of Day
Day 2, May 1st
9:30 Coffee, Questions
10:00 Looking at more coverlets and blankets
11:15 Hand textile tools
2:00 Additional textile tools and coverlets from participants
4:30 End of Day Learn more about Rabbit Goody
The cost of the class is $225. This includes lunch on both days.
If you are interested in the coverlet class or have questions, send an email to Judy St Leger.