A Hand Woven Treasure Found in A Thrift Store!

Here is something so intricate and wonderful, I simply MUST share with the world! At least, anyone who loves or appreciates intricate handi-work.

At first I thought this wall hanging or bed cover was done with a yarn and needle, picking thru an even weave fabric. But, needing to be sure; I peeked inside to look at the edges of the blocks. Amazingly, it turned out to be a Handwoven work!
Each  of the 8 blocks, and the bordering strips were all handwoven of the same Ivory wool, the designs being done in a single color of deep Blue.

The entire piece has a backing of 100% cotton print, in identically matching colors.
In red below each block are the embroidered names of each lady; and the date: 1982
FIRST: The entire work as a whole!

Handwoven Wallhanging/ Coverlet In Wool

Next, Larger details

TOP FOUR BLOCKS-Handwoven Wool Tapestry


Lower Four Blocks

One Of My Favorite Blocks



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Karen L. King-Gonzales

Hi! I'm a retired Bridal Designer, and am now spending my time getting back to pleasure crafts! My husband and I are still newlyweds, nearing our 3rd anniversary on October 2. I was single 33 years! We moved across the country from Phoenix Arizona, to Lumberton N. Carolina. The slower lifestyle agrees with us! Both empty-nesters, Jim and I are finishing the work on the 1950's bungalow style cottage. Fortunately, this home has a huge addition.... adding about 40% to the original size. Having to quit the sewing trade due to a disability, I spend my time on projects for home, family, and pleasure- as I feel able. Jim, now a Pastor/Judeo Christian Rabbi; is retired from the tile trade, and currently joins his friend in local ministry. This includes a bible study twice a week at a local prison. Join us as I document the journey in our changing lives!

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