Helen Louise Allen textile Collection


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Date: 1770 - 1780
Country: United States of America
Continent: North America
Technique: embroidery, weaving
Material: linen
Artist: Burrowes, Margaret Forman
Dimensions: 10 x 4 in. (26 x 10 cm)
Credit: Transferred from the Wisconsin State Historical Society
Accession Number: 1997.05.005

Comments: Rectangular needle worked piece of linen loosely woven canvas, with embroidered green diamonds and ground with light red strawberry-type motifs added in the center of each diamond.  The embroidery is not completed on one of the short end.  The finished portions of the embroidery form a 'V' shape, leaving two exposed canvas triangles on either side of the 'V' with only two outlines of diamonds as well as a strawberry item decorating them.  The long edges have been turned and hemmed as well as about 1/2' of the finished short end of the piece.

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This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Susan Burrows Swan. Winterthur Guide to American Needlework, A. Crown Inc.. New York, N.Y. , 1976. Page Number: 57.

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