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New Pathways into Quilt History written by Kimberly Wulfert, www.antiquequiltdating.com

Rugs & Textiles

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild and the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum's coverlet collection

The Sampler Consortium
Introducing the new database and organization for the study of historic samplers.


Book list for the History and Identification of Woven Coverlets in America 

Rare Navajo Chief Blanket
(Links to YouTube video)

See a rare Navajo blanket made for the Chief. It is THE MOST valuable item ever appraised on the Antiques Roadshow, they say. It is a hand-woven Navajo Ute First Phase wearing blanket representing the very beginnings of Navajo textile creation. The owner is shocked and thrilled with what he learns about this blanket that laid on the back of a chair for generations, and it just might be related to Kit Carson!

Navajo Weaving: Yesterday and Today
by Judy Breneman
Traditional Navajo weaving was steeped in religion. Children were taught about how Spider Woman and Spider Man constructed the first loom. The colors in a Navajo rug all have meaning and the very act of weaving a well balanced design is a part of the Navajo way of living in balance with natural order.


 
A Few Loops of Hooked Rug History  
by Tracy Jamar, Quilt and Hooked Rug Restorer, since 1979
The technique of pulling a loop of one fiber through a woven foundation has probably been done since the earliest manipulations of textiles.

Hooked Rugs books and resources

Tales of a Collector
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
This one contains a few photos of 1933 World's Fair textiles!

Sayings We Have Generated from our Textile Heritage
Did you ever wonder where the saying, "Let's get down to brass tacks," came from?

Godey's Lady's on the Linen Closet and Care of Linens
Excerpts from: Godey's Lady's Book, the January and February 1872 issues. 
These ideas from 19th Century experts will bring a smile to your face, with gratitude in your heart, that these are days gone by. Not all advice from the past is inapplicable to today. You will find some useful methods for dealing with the ravages of moths and mildew on your textiles.

 

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