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Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-985

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-985

Box 31-985 contains 2 stoles in style 17921 that are woven in net weave structures of cream warp and weft yarns. Materials are wool and mohair boucle. One stole appears to be thicker and slightly larger than the other.

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Veil -

This is a black crepe mourning veil. There are three bands on each end made of the same fabric.

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Dress -

This is a black velvet dress with puff sleeves and a sown-in velvet belt around the waist. The dress is about knee length and A-line cut. The sleeves are made of a sheer fabric with an overlay leaf pattern in velvet.

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Hat -

This is a woman's hat made of turquoise velvet. There are turqoise and black feathers around the edges. The black feathers hang down on the sides. The hat has a black silk lining.

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Blouse -

This is a white cotton batiste blouse with large flowers embroidered on the front. There are eleven buttons down the back. There is a tie band in the back of the waist. The blouse has long sleeves with three bands of tucking and lace inserts on the cuffs. There are five bands of lace on the high collar.

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Iron, Fluting -

This is a metal fluting iron. It has a painted steel base and frame with brass rollers.

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Hoop, Skirt -

This is possibly a child's hoop. It has metal hoops and linen tapes. The hoops are all in the back.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-785

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-785

Box 31-786 contains 8 scarves woven in style 1676. The scarves are all woven in basket weave structures of wool yarns. Three scarves have a plaid pattern that consists of intersecting short and long stripes that vary in size and color. Three scarves have a checkered square pattern that consists of intersecting short and long stripes. Two scarves have a pattern of three long stripes and two sets of four stripes at the short ends. The colors vary. The pattern numbers are 511, 512, 513, 522, 524, 501, 502, and 503. All scarves have unknotted fringe on the short ends. Six scarves have self-clip paper tags with the style, pattern, and size. Two scarves have a stapled cardboard tag and two scarves

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-784

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-784

Box 31-784 contains 3 shawls woven in loose plain weave structures of wool. The style number is 1675. The three shawls each have a pattern made-up of large stripes that intersect to create large checkered squares with four narrow and four vertical border stripes. The pattern numbers are 712 (blue and buff), 714 (green and cream), and 722 (blue). The short-ends each have two unwoven panels held together by tightly woven strips. Shawls have identifying tags. Size is 52" x 72".

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-789

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-789

Box 31-789 contains 8 mufflers woven in style 1678. The scarves are woven in a balanced twill weave with wool yarn. Alternating warp and weft stripes in two different colors create a checkered pattern of small squares. The scarves have unknotted fringe on the short ends and have been hemmed on the long ends. The pattern numbers are 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12 (2 samples), and 15. All eight scarves have a stapled cardboard tag with name, style, pattern, and size. The size is 11" x 48". The items are identified as "Mufflers." Two scarves have handwritten paper notes pinned on them indicating them as temporary samples. One scarf has a sewn-on fabric label with "Churchill Handwoven."

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-940

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-940

Box 31-940 contains 1 cape and 1 sales sample of cape fabric swatches. The style number for these textiles is 16894. The cape and swatches are woven in balanced twill double weave structures of wool. The swatches represent a variety of colors of this cape style. The pattern numbers are 2, 5, 8, 26, 34, 71, and 91. The cape is golden-yellow and features a pattern of alternating stripes of golden-yellow and orange on the inside.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-941

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-941

Box 31-941 contains 1 cape in style 16894 and 1 scarf and 1 sales sample in style 16895. The cape is woven in a balanced double twill weave structure of wool yarns. The cape is golden-yellow on the outside and features golden-yellow and orange on the inside. The pattern number is 26. The scarf and sales sample swatches are woven in net weave structures of wool, Orlon, and mohair yarns. The pattern on each is comprised of wide color bands. The pattern numbers represented by the swatches are 1, 5, 22, 34, 60, and 70 and the scarf is in pattern 22.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-875

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-875

Box 31-875 contains 2 stoles, 1 sales sample and 1 material sample of stole fabric. All textiles are in style 15341. The textiles are woven in loose plain weave structures of wool yarns and shiny lurex threads. The warp on each is comprised of white wool yarns whereas the weft is mainly made-up from shiny, metallic lurex threads and some white wool. The pattern consists of stripe sets separated by narrow bands of plain weave in white. The stripes themselves vary in size and are constructed from lurex in a variety of colors. The pattern numbers for the stoles are 70 and 73. The cardboard tag attached to the sales sample indicates this type of stole would have sold for $18.50 at wholesale and $

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Camisole -

This is a white muslin corset cover with white lace trim.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-934

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-934

Box 31-934 contains 1 stole, 1 standalone swatch, 1 sales sample of stole fabric swatches, 1 material sample, and 1 document. The stole and swatches are woven in plain weave structures of wool and show border patterns of Xs and Os in wool and mohair. The pattern number of the stole is 18 and the swatches represent pattern numbers 5, 6, 11, and 22. Colors are varying. There is one material sample of beige wool in style 16786. This appears to be a stole fabric sample.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-935

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-935

Box 31-935 contains 1 finished cape and 2 sales samples of cape fabric swatches. The cape and swatches are woven in balanced twill weave structures of wool yarns. The style number is 16787. The cape is pattern 1 and is mostly dark brown. The outside is dark and the inside pattern is comprised of alternating dark brown and blue stripes. The swatches represent the varying colors of this cape. The pattern numbers are 1, 2, 34, and 65.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-936

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-936

Box 31-936 contains 1 cape that is woven in a balanced twill weave structure of wool yarns. The cape is black on the outside and features alternating stripes of equal width of black and red on the inside. The cape has a tie closure at the neck but otherwise it is entirely open and unrestricted at the shoulders and sleeves. The collar is rounded and features a black fabric company label that reads, "Churchill Handwoven" in gold lettering. The ends are bounded by black trim. A cardboard product tag is stapled to the sample. The tag is dated and has "new pattern 66inches long" handwritten on the tag. The style number for the cape is 16787R.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-937

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-937

Box 31-937 contains 7 scarves and 2 sales samples of scarf fabric swatches. The style numbers represented by the textiles in this box are 16788 and 16789. All fabrics are woven in loose plain weave structures of Orlon yarns. Colors vary. The pattern numbers in style 16788 are 5, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 90 and style 16789 pattern numbers are 5, 11, 12, 15, 22 and 90. The scarves each have short unknotted fringe on all sides and a pinned-on paper tag.

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-938

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-938

Box 31-938 contains 2 stoles, 1 cape, 3 sales samples, and 1 yarn card. The style numbers represented by the textiles in this box are 16790 and 16791. There are two stoles and two sales samples of stole fabric in style 16790. These textiles are woven in plain weave structures of wool and feature sections of sewn-on trim made of metallic like and silk (maybe rayon) yarns. The trim is gold colored and embroidered with roses. On either side of the trim, are horizontal lines of twill stripes accented by gold lurex threads. The pattern numbers are 8, 11, 12, 15, 24, 72, and 75. The cape, yarn card, and one sales sample represent style 16791. These textiles are woven in balanced twill weave structu

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-939

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-939

Box 31-939 contains 2 tunics, 2 sales samples of tunic fabric and 1 material sample. The textiles represent style numbers 16892 and 16893. All samples are woven in plain weave structures of wool yarns. The overall pattern on each is comprised of overshot patterns in stripes that have an overall effect of lines of dashes. One tunic is a shorter style than the other. The pattern numbers represented by the sales samples are 4, 5, 31, 34, 39, and 72 for style 16892 and 4, 31, 62, 65, and 72 for style 16893.