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Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

A work made of silk, tabby, satin, velvet & twill weaves. some have warp-face, extra pattern wefts, printing, or moiré pattern, cisele velvet

embroidered in silk floss & 2 ply twist. (backed with tabby cotton after piecing.) embroidery thru 3 layers

stitches: herrinbone, feather, buttonhole, cross, satin, fishbone knot, & variations with line stitch.
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  • A work made of silk, tabby, satin, velvet & twill weaves. some have warp-face, extra pattern wefts, printing, or moiré pattern, cisele velvet

embroidered in silk floss & 2 ply twist. (backed with tabby cotton after piecing.) embroidery thru 3 layers

stitches: herrinbone, feather, buttonhole, cross, satin, fishbone knot, & variations with line stitch.

Date:

c. 1884

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

Place

United States (Object made in)

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Made 1879–1889

Medium

Silk, tabby, satin, velvet & twill weaves. some have warp-face, extra pattern wefts, printing, or moiré pattern, cisele velvet Embroidered in silk floss & 2 ply twist. (Backed with tabby cotton after piecing.) Embroidery thru 3 layers Stitches: Herrinbone, feather, buttonhole, cross, satin, fishbone knot, & variations with line stitch

Dimensions

44.5 × 44.5 cm (17 1/2 × 17 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Donathen

Reference Number

1960.143

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