Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Weaving in the Hearthside Attic. Mr. Talbots Loom Has Beenin His Family for Over a Hundred Years. Mrs. Talbots Was Made in 1 725
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Weaving in the Hearthside Attic to8 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS March, 1907 some native helpers) sit day by day producing a great varietyof art fabrics in cotton, wool, and linen. Their flax is spunfor them in Ireland, as is their cotton and wool here, and allare dyed at a neighboring town by a man who has had thesecrets of certain colors handed down to him from his grand-parents. Interesting, indeed, is it to see the looms in operation, towatch the shuttles passed back and forth and see the patternforming and the fabric growing; interesting to see the warpwound on the great, gaunt, upright, revolving frame, thenbraided and made ready; or even to see the skeins of brightcolored yarns awaiting in separate rows and boxes transferredto the busy shuttles. But more interesting still is it, with thisin mind, to examine the finished product, note its variety, itsperfect workmanship and intrinsic charm. There are rugsmade after the manner of rag carpets, bedspreads and cur-tains made in the fa
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