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Collection Crafts Study Centre
Weaver Rita Beales
Description Hand-woven length, with stripes, made from grey and natural, hand-spun linen.
Id Number Current Accession T.74.299
Location Creation Site Gloucestershire, UK
Subject woven textiles, length, pattern
Measurements 284.4 x 71.1 centimetres - Weight: 550 grams
Weave plain
Material linen
Yarn medium z singles
History A note on the provenance of this piece.
From 1935-8, Rita Beales lived at Compton Chamberlayne, near Salisbury, Gloucestershire.
From 1938-60, Rita Beales lived at 'Rosemary', Cerney Wick, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Notes Authority: P. Baines Jan. 1983 and revised in 1989
Relation Exhibition Exhibit No. 90, Opening Exhibition, Crafts Study Centre, Bath, June 1977.
Rights Owner Crafts Study Centre/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1930s
Technique hand-weaving
Process Hand-spun flax. Warp: grey (dyed with logwood). Weft: grey (dyed with logwood), and natural. Weft band repeat over 3 inches (7.5 cm). Selvedge: 8/8 double ends 26 ends per inch 18-20 picks per inch
 

 

 

 

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