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Mrs. G. F. Lewis Coverlet Patterns

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0162

This collection consists of eleven coverlet patterns, including Whig Rose, World's Wonders, Nothing Delight, Sixteen Snowballs, Mountain Cucumber, and Nine Chariot Wheels.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of eleven coverlet patterns, including Whig Rose, World's Wonders, Nothing Delight, Sixteen Snowballs, Mountain Cucumber, and Nine Chariot Wheels.

Biographical/Historical Note

These patterns (called drafts) were created by individual weavers to record the patterns they used to create particular coverlets. These drafts were passed from weaver to weaver and used for as long as the paper lasted. Weavers often recycled such paper as letters to make these drafts and sewed or pinned the pieces together to create the final pattern. When the paper became too worn to use, it was sewn onto cloth to reinforce it.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Mrs. G. F. Lewis donated these patterns to Special Collections on September 9, 1954. They were brought to the Library by Ben McClary.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480