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Name Churchill, Eleanor Franzen

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Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-155

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-155

Box 31-155 contains 1 wool couch throw woven in lilac warp and weft yarns. The design consists of alternating squares in basket weave and various twill weave patterns. A cardboard product tag is stapled to the material. A paper label with hand-written weaving instructions accompanies the throw.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-154

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-154

Box 31-154 contains 1 blanket in style number 408, pattern number 7. Materials are wool and rayon and the style name is "Moderne." A cardboard tag with the style name, style and pattern numbers, and size of 72" x 90" is stapled to the fabric. The design consists of alternating blocks of 4 bands of herringbone twill weave patterns. There are two types of blocks. The first block type has 4 bands of herringbone twill in beige, dark salmon, and burnt umber colors with shimmery rayon accent threads. The second type is the reverse of the colors listed with the shimmery rayon thread as the dominant color. The short ends are hemmed and the long edges are selvedge.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-153

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-153

Box 31-154 contains 1 blanket in style number 408, pattern number 8. Materials are wool and rayon and the style name is "Moderne." A cardboard tag with the style name, style and pattern numbers, and size of 72" x 90" is stapled to the fabric. The blanket also has a fabric label that reads, "Churchill Handwoven." The design consists of alternating blocks of 4 bands of herringbone twill weave patterns. There are two types of blocks. The first block type has 4 bands of herringbone twill in purple, violet, and medium pink colors with shimmery rayon accent threads. The second type is the reverse of the colors listed with the shimmery rayon thread as the dominant color. The short ends are hemmed.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 12-10

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 12-10

The box contains 4 folders of write-ups for neckties for style numbers 7049-7050. Many of the write-ups include swatches of necktie fabric. Write-ups contain detailed weaving instruction extracted from the original design records and created for use by various weaving personnel.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-152

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-152

Box 31-152 contains 2 wool lap robes. The first lap robe is multi-colored featuring a large plaid pattern of various colors woven in a basket weave structure. The dominant color shades are blue, yellow, orange, green, purple, and red. There is multi-colored knotted fringe on the short ends. The style number is 608 and the pattern number is 6-29. A Churchill Weavers fabric company label is sewn on to the material. Measurements for this lap robe are 40 x 29.5 inches. The second lap robe is mainly black and is woven in a basket weave structure as well. It features a design pattern on the short ends of various stripes in colors shades of green, yellow, red, and orange. There is multi-colored knot

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-156

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-156

Box 31-156 contains 7 textile samples: 6 material samples and 1 swatch. Six textiles are woven in white homespun wool and silk with lavender thread accents forming lines with one of these samples with tawny, olive green, and red stripes. One textile is done in white homespun wool and silk with medium blue thread accents. Muslin labels with hand-written weaving instructions are sewn on to the materials. Four labels are dated. The dates are 4-17-30, 4-10-30, 4-7-30, and 3-31-30.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-151

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-151

Box 31-151 contains 5 textile samples: 3 material samples and 2 material sample color blankets. All samples are woven in twill weave structures of wool. One material sample is woven in a black and white twill pattern with fringe on one side. One material sample is in cloth 95 and features several twill patterns, including herringbone, diamond, and zigzag. Colors are black, white, and gray, and the pattern is reversible. One material sample is in a diamond combination twill pattern with an overall plaid design. The colors are black, taupe gray, flax, pastel blue, navy blue, apricot, pale brown, moss green, orange, blue, and medium pink. The largest sample is yardage done in a bird's eye patte

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-157

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-157

Box 31-157 contains 2 material samples of yardage in homespun wool. Both samples are woven in a twill weave structure of natural or cream colored wool. The larger yardage piece has a cardboard product tag with hand-writing on it that reads, "Beard Homespun Book 1 p. 18 May 2, 1930". The smaller sample has a cardboard product tag that reads, "B Book 1 Page 19".

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-159

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-159

Box 31-159 contains 8 textile samples: 2 swatches and 6 material samples of homespun yardage. The samples are various cuts of homespun yardage in natural and brown colors of wool yarn. The patterns are brown with natural colored border stripes, natural with brown border stripes, and plain natural. The cardboard product tags on each reference to pages in sample books. The book pages are: A Book 1 Page 16, B Book 1 Page 16, C Book Page 16, and D Book 1 Page 16.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-161

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-161

Box 31-161 contains 4 baby blankets woven in varying twill weave and basket weave structures. "Bonnie Bairne" is the Churchill Weavers' pattern name for these blankets. One blanket is woven in a pattern of alternating basket weave squares in solid white and herringbone diamond twill squares in white and green and basket weave squares in solid green and herringbone diamond twill squares in white and green. The short ends have knotted fringe. The number is 144 GTCL. A second baby blanket is woven in a pattern of alternating basket weave and twill weave squares defined by horizontal and vertical pink accent threads. The number is 144 KDL. A third baby blanket is woven in a pattern of alternating

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-162

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-162

Box 31-162 contains 3 baby blankets woven in varying twill weave and basket weave structures. "Bonnie Bairn" is the Churchill Weavers' pattern name for these blankets. Two blankets are woven in a pattern of alternating basket weave squares in solid white and herringbone diamond twill squares in white and yellow and basket weave squares in solid yellow and herringbone diamond twill squares in white and yellow. One blanket is unfinished with loose weave exposed yarns on the short ends. A third baby blanket is woven in a pattern of alternating basket weave squares in solid white and herringbone diamond twill squares in white and pink and basket weave squares in solid pink and herringbone diamond

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-158

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-158

Box 31-158 contains 4 textile material samples of a "Whig Rose" overshot coverlet pattern woven in mustard stripes on a flax colored plain weave linen. Muslin labels with hand-written weaving instructions are sewn to three of the samples. The dates on the labels are 2-18-30, 2-26-30, and 3-10-30. Materials used are cotton and linen.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-163

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-163

Box 31-163 contains 4 textiles: 2 baby blankets and 2 material samples of baby blanket fabric. The samples are woven with wool and silk blended yarns. The yarns are white and have a high sheen appearance. Three blankets are woven in a basket weave pattern and one blanket is woven in a pattern of alternating basket weave and twill weave squares. Two samples have an attached cardboard product tag.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-164

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-164

Box 31-164 contains 6 textile samples: 1 sales samples swatch book and 5 material samples of baby blanket fabric. The samples are in Churchill Weavers' pattern "Bonnie Bairn". Each textile is woven in a pattern of alternating twill weave and basket weave squares or blocks. Several samples are woven in solid colors with accent threads. Colors in this box are white, pink, and light green. Cardboard product tags are stapled to the samples. Materials are wool and wool and silk blended yarn.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-165

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-165

Box 31-165 contains 3 baby blankets. The patterns resemble Churchill Weavers' pattern "Bonnie Bairn". Each sample is in a pattern of alternating twill weave and basket weave squares in a large plaid design. One blanket is woven in a white warp and weft of high sheen wool and silk blended yarns. A second blanket has a design of alternating green and white squares in wool and silk blended yarns. The third blanket is pink and white. A cardboard product tag is attached to each sample.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-168

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-168

Box 31-168 contains 3 material samples of baby blanket fabric. The samples each have a pattern of alternating squares using honeycomb and basket weave structures. The pattern name is "Honeycomb." The samples vary in size and cut and are not finished products. One sample is woven in a pastel blue warp and weft. Two samples are woven in a white weft and pastel blue warp. Cardboard product tags are stapled to the individual pieces. A muslin label with the date 6-22-1931 is sewn to one sample. Material is wool.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-169

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-169

Box 31-169 contains 1 color blanket showing color options for baby blankets and couch throws woven in the "Honey Comb" pattern. The blanket shows nine unique weft colors woven with a white warp. The colors are white, lilac, mint green, yellow, pink, sky blue, pastel green, fuchsia, and apricot. The overall weave pattern consists of alternating blocks of honeycomb and basket weave structures. Material is wool. The sample has three unfinished edges and one selvedge edge.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-170

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-170

Box 31-170 contains 11 material samples of suiting yardage. The samples are tweed variants in varying colors and cuts with wool warps and wool and silk wefts. Three yardage pieces are color blankets featuring various widths of multi-colored stripes. Samples have weaving instructions handwritten on labels sewn to the materials.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-171

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-171

Box 31-171 contains 3 material sample color blankets of pattern yardage. The samples are in syncopated threading using wool and cotton warp yarns and wool weft yarns. The warp colors are heather gray, dark green, pastel green, beige, and moss green, and the weft colors are varying. Overall pattern consists of lines of small blocks and lines of connecting diamond shapes.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-172

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-172

Box 31-172 contains 1 material sample color blanket of pattern yardage. The sample is in an overshot weave using wool and cotton warp yarns and wool weft yarns. The warp colors are white (cotton) and moss green (wool). There are sixteen sections on the color blanket using different combinations and patterns of colors in the weft. Colors are moss green, brown, tan, dark green, pastel green, heather tan and beige, cream, heather brown and gray, and heather cream, gray, and brown. Overall patterns consist of variations of lines of small blocks and connecting undulating diamond shapes. Eleven sections have a muslin label with weaving information. A larger label with production information for th