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Weave pattern: Seven Stars


Item’s are ‘child’ level descriptions to ‘parent’ objects, (e.g. one page of a whole book).

  • This weaving fragment is included in a sample book assembled by Frances Goodrich, most likely during the 1920s. Frances Louisa Goodrich (1856-1944) was among the first to promote a revival of weaving in the North Carolina mountains, having founded Allanstand Cottage Industries in 1896. Later, the shop moved to Asheville. The pattern is on the twentieth page of the sample book. It is tagged with the shop address in Asheville and includes the pattern name, "Seven Stars". It also has a label printed with a spinning wheel, which was probably the emblem for one of the weaving centers. The swatch of fabric seems to have been cut from a larger piece. The edges have been whip-stitched to prevent raveling.

Object’s are ‘parent’ level descriptions to ‘children’ items, (e.g. a book with pages).