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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Weaver Rita Beales
Description Hand-woven length, with warp stripes, made from hand-spun wool in natural black, grey and white, and vegetable-dyed wool in red, light brown, and gold.
Id Number Current Accession T.78.1
Location Creation Site Painswick, Gloucestershire, UK
Subject woven textiles, length, pattern
Measurements 542 x 70.5 centimetres
Weave plain
Material wool
Dye madder, fustic, alum, chrome
Rights Owner Crafts Study Centre/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1970s
Technique hand-weaving
Process The vegetable dyed wools are dyed in the hank. The natural colours are spun random so that the stripe sequence changes all through the length of the cloth. Warp: Z twist hand-spun red wool (mordant alum, dye madder), light brown (mordant chrome, dye fustic), natural black, grey and white. Weft: Z twist hand-spun gold wool (mordant chrome, dye fustic). 18 ends per inch 10 picks per inch



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