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Name Churchill, Eleanor Franzen

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Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-211

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-211

Box 31-211 contains 4 baby blankets. One blanket is woven in a basket weave structure with a white background and three pink border stripes that intersect at the corners. A blue bird perched on a branch with yellow flowers is cross stitched at the center. A second blanket is woven in a twill combination weave and has a white background with wide pink borders that run lengthwise. Embellished at the center of the blanket is a wreath with rosettes in pink and green and high-sheen floss accent threads. A third blanket has a wide blue border with three thinner blue border stripes. Four winged insects and a branch of greenery and flowers are cross-stitched at the center in yellow, blue, and green t

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-214

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-214

Box 31-214 contains 2 baby blankets. One blanket is woven in a basket weave structure with an off-white white background and three blue border stripes that intersect at the corners. A floral wreath embroidered with pink, blue, yellow, and green flowers is at the center of the blanket. The second blanket has an off-white background and a wide pink border and three pink border stripes that intersect at the corners. It also has a floral wreath embellishment of pink and blue and yellow flowers. Both blankets are woven in wool yarns and have a stapled cardboard product tag.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-215

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-215

Box 31-215 contains 5 textile samples: 4 baby blankets and 1 material sample of baby blanket fabric. One sample is woven in a textured basket weave of pastel blue and white stripes. The sample is unhemmed with a border of alternating 1/2 inch squares of larger gauge weave and interior stripes of the same large gauge weave in white. The four finished blankets are woven in twill weave structures and are mostly pink with pastel blue stripes and plaid borders on white. Material used is wool. Muslin labels with handwritten weaving instructions are sewn onto the fabric. Paper tags with weaving and care instructions are pinned to the samples as well.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-216

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-216

Box 31-216 contains 3 finished baby blankets and 1 sample of cross-stitch embroidery. The sample is woven in a plain weave structure with cross-stitched patterns of drummer boys, girls in hoop-skirts, and the silhouette of a girl in a bonnet. The thread colors are red, blue, and pastel pink on a white background.The first blanket has a white background with a light blue border and three cross-stitched drummer boys in red and blue. A second blanket is white with a pink border and three cross-stitched drummer boys in red and blue. The third blanket is white with a white background, wide pink border, light blue and white accent threads, and four cross-stitched drummer boys in pink and light blue

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-217

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-217

Box 31-217 contains 3 baby blankets that are woven in basket weave structures. Each blanket is woven in white weft and warp yarns with a plaid-striped border and four cross-stitched drummer figures. Two blankets have wide blue borders with pink stripes on white, and, on one blanket, the drummers are clad in dark blue uniforms holding red drums, and on the second blanket, the drummers are clad in light blue and holding pink drums. One blanket has wide pink borders with blue stripes on white and drummers clad in light blue holding pink drums. There are nine threads to the inch in the weave. Fabric company labels are sewn onto the blankets. Material is wool.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-218

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-218

Box 31-218 contains 3 textile samples, including 2 finished baby blankets and 1 baby bunting. The two blankets have embroidered felt and cotton fabric appliqué and cross-stitched letters. One blanket has a plaid border of pastel blue, pink, and white, and the other has alternating pastel blue and white colors. The baby bunting has knotted fringe on two edges and is done in a twill weave. The design consists of a blue and white stripe border the above fringe and an embroidered rose garland of pink and green as well as a pink and white stripe border with an embroidered pink and green rose garland. Materials used are cotton and wool.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-264

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-264

Box 31-264 contains 20 textile samples: 6 mufflers and 14 material samples of muffler fabric. All samples are woven in herringbone twill weave structures of wool yarns of varying colors. The samples vary in size from fabric strips to larger material samples and finished products. Two samples are fabric strips pinned together. The mufflers have tied-on paper tags with handwritten weaving production information.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-219

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-219

Box 31-219 contains 8 items: 1 bunting, 1 baby blanket, 1 paper pattern, and 4 material samples of baby blanket fabric and embroidery. The bunting is woven in a twill weave structure with a design of pink border stripes on a white background, knotted fringe, and an embroidered rose garland of pink and green. The finished blanket has a white background with a wide pink border with blue and white accent threads, a light blue silk ribbon, and an embroidered pink and green rose garland design. In addition to the finished products, there are three samples of cross-stitched, animal embroidery on pink and white and yellow and white. The pattern for the cross-stitched goose wearing a bonnet is includ

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-220

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-220

Box 31-220 contains 31 textile samples: 9 material samples, 3 sales sample swatch books, 9 napkins, 1 runner, 5 guest towels, 1 individual swatch, 2 tablecloths, and 1 placemat. Most samples are woven in traditional coverlet style patterns in cotton and linen yarns. The samples vary in size. Swatch books are included and consist of small samples of materials that pinned together. Patterns include Cat's Paws, plain weave, M's and O's (rib and plain weave), and bird's eye variants. Four samples are woven in wheel and crosses weave patterns.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-221

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-221

Box 31-221 contains 8 textile samples: 3 baby blankets and 5 material samples of baby blanket fabric. Two blankets have large swatches cut from the fabric. The blankets are woven in pink weft and warp yarns. One is woven in an open net weave structure and has a striped border of four blue stripes that intersect at the corners and two stapled cardboard product tags. One tag reads in handwriting, "crocheting took 1hr Mrs. Cacks (?) 9/5/1931 Style 3211, Pat. HN2." The other finished blanket is pink with a white border. There is one incomplete blanket with unhemmed edges that is white with pink borders and another incomplete blanket is white with a pink border. One material sample is light blue i

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-222

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-222

Box 31-222 contains 13 textile samples: 2 finished blankets, 1 swatch, and 10 material samples of baby blanket fabric. One finished blanket has a pink background and white borders that are woven in net weave structures. The second blanket is woven in a net weave structure with a white background and pink borders. A swatch is cut-out from the blanket fabric. Eleven samples of baby blanket material are woven in net weave or lace weave structures of pink yarns. Some of the nine samples have white borders, two samples have white highsheen threads, and several samples have paper notes with handwritten weaving information pinned to the fabric. All samples are woven in wool yarns.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-223

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-223

Box 31-223 contains 6 material samples. Three textiles are yardage material samples woven in twill weave structures of Vicuna wool. These samples are referred to as "Poona Cloth" on attached labels. Two material samples of scarf or muffler fabric are woven in two warp color and plain weave structures of wool. The weave structure is a plain weave and the pattern consists of brown and tan warp yarns and stripes at the short ends. Stripes are various widths and colors that include dark burgundy, pale brown, tan, dark green, green, light gray, red, and dark blue. The sample has stitched edges along the length and raw short ends. A circular sticker label is stapled to the fabrics.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-224

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-224

Box 31-224 contains 11 textile samples: 2 scarves and 9 material samples of scarf fabric. Six samples are woven in basket weave structures of brown and tan warp and weft wool yarns with pattern stripes of varying widths in dark green, brown, red, and white. Three samples are woven in basket weave structures of blue yarns with stripes of navy, red, and white, and are similar in style to the brown samples. One sample appears to be a color blanket of red and white yarns with multi-colored stripes of varying widths. Another sample is forest green with multi-colored stripes in a plaid pattern. All samples are woven in wool. Cloth numbers 30, 545, and 546 are present in this box.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-225

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-225

Box 31-225 contains 19 textile samples: 10 scarves, 5 material samples, and 4 sales samples of scarf fabric. Seventeen of the samples are woven in lace weave structures of wool and rayon (maybe silk) yarns. Two scarves are identified on tied-on tags as Kashir and Monette. The Kashir and Monette scarves are in plain weave structures of wool. Eight scarves are cut on a bias. Patterns include multi-colored diagonal stripes of varying widths with white rayon (or silk) accent threads. Cloth numbers are 110, 182, 530, 543, and 547.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 12-107

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 12-107

This box contains 9 folders of designer records, including cloth number notebooks for cloths 1 to 307, notebook for "standards", draft notebook, warp information notebook, and records for Wembley commission.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-227

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-227

Box 31-227 contains 24 textile samples: 9 individual swatches, 3 sales sample swatch books, and 12 material samples of bag fabric. The textiles vary in size and consist mostly of swatches. Cloth numbers among the samples in one swatch book are 116 and 117. The fabrics in one swatch book have cardboard product tags attached with the names of Kimball, NY, USA and G. & G., Inc. Los Angeles, California. Patterns are multi-coloreds stripes and bag fabric samples in tweed. Most samples are woven in a tight, plain weave structures. Eight material samples are identified as being woven by The Tenafly Weavers, Inc. in overshot patterns and stripes. The samples were outside purchases made by Churchill W

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-226

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-226

Box 31-226 contains 10 bag fabric samples that are woven in tight, plain weave structures with stripes of varying width. Cloth numbers 116 and 117 are present in this box. Three samples are larger pieces that show several background colors with sections of multi-colored stripes. The smaller samples have a background color with multiple pattern colors. Colors include hues of lavender, lilac, yellow, green, blue, and white. Fabrics are woven in cotton and wool and rayon (possibly silk) yarns. Samples have a stapled cardboard tag, muslin tag, or self-clip paper tag, or a combination of both.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-228

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-228

Box 31-228 contains 11 finished scarves and 2 material samples of scarf fabric woven in varying plain tight weave structures of wool and rayon (possibly silk) yarns. Two scarves are Churchill Weavers "Kashir" scarves. Patterns among the samples are scarves are multi-colored plaids, varying width stripes, squares, and tartans. Colors are shades of purple, blue, green, yellow, red, and tan. Shapes are squares, triangles, and rectangles. One sample references an invoice. Style numbers represented are 515, 530, and 537.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-229

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-229

Box 31-229 contains 3 shawls. The shawls are Churchill Weavers' Kashir wrap woven in plain weave structures with multi-colored stripes. One sample, cloth 590, has a pattern of wisteria, lavender, red, yellow, and medium blue, cream, and black stripes. The second sample has orange, beige, flax, green, cream, and tawny stripes, and the third sample has forest green, moss green, mint green, lemon yellow, tan, blue violet, tawny, and pale brown stripes. All samples are woven in wool yarns.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-230

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-230

Box 31-230 contains 2 shawls and 1 material sample of scarf or shawl material. The material sample is woven in a herringbone and diamond twill weave structure of wisteria yarns and white silk yarns. One shawl is woven in a plain weave structure with large plaid pattern of orange, light orange, yellow, and marigold colors. The second shawl is a large Kashir wrap featuring multi-colored stripes of forest green, moss green, mint green, lemon yellow, tan, blue violet, tawny, and pale brown in a plain weave pattern. Materials for both shawls are wool and rayon (possibly silk).