Throughout North America during the early 19th century bed coverlets were usually machine woven in either wool or cotton and were deemed to be essential household items. The Jacquard weaving system, which was introduced during this period and named after it’s French inventor, used punched cards to control the loom. This resulted in highly detailed designs.
Amongst the pioneer weavers using this system was Harry Tyler and like many of his contemporaries he always included his unique motif in his work. His was an English lion, later changed to an American Bald Eagle. It is to the memory of Harry Tyler that this sampler is dedicated. Well done Harry mate!
- Area in stitches: 304 x 409 stitches