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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Weaver Rita Beales
Description Hand-woven tablecloth made from natural grey and pink, hand-spun linen.
Id Number Current Accession T.75.29
Location Creation Site Gospels Workshop, Ditchling, Sussex, UK
Subject woven textiles, tablecloth, pattern
Measurements 84 x 96.5 centimetres - Weight: 115 grams
Weave 2 block Swedish lace
Material linen
Relation Exhibition ´20th century Craftsmanship´, Holburne Museum, Bath, 1972.
Rights Owner Crafts Study Centre/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1930s
Technique hand-weaving
Process Border, warp and weft: 10 x two-block units of varying lengths, alternate Swedish lace and plain weave. Five threads of grey stripe/5 thread stripe with two of pink and 3 of natural/5 thread grey stripe. Central Panel: 8 x six squares of alternate plain weave and Swedish lace; each bordered with 2 units of the alternate weave (that is plain weave with Swedish lace corners round Swedish lace square and vice versa). Inlay motifs, in 2 designs, worked in pink and grey plyed yarn, in eight, apparently randomly chosen, plain weave squares. Selvedge: 5/5 double ends 26 ends per inch 24-27 picks per inch



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