Textiles in New England II :four centuries of material life /editor, Peter Benes ... [et al.].

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




272 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 23 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Textile industry
Silk industry
Textile design
Textile fabrics
Industries History.
Textile machinery History.


Benes, Peter.
Boston University.
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife.
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (24th : 1999)


Keynote address: In the garrets and ratholes of old houses / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich -- Four perspectives on a bed rug / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich ... [et al.] -- "A dull business alone": cooperative quilting in New England, 1750-1850 / Lynne Zacek Bassett -- "A bed and curtains and all things thereto belonging": context, value, and scarcity in eighteenth-century Massachusetts / M. Michelle Jarrett Morris -- A rare set of eighteenth-century bed hangings / Joyce Geary Volk -- Mary Anne Warriner, Rhode Island milliner / Melinda Talbot -- Rag carpet weaving in Connecticut, 1850-1880 / Sandra Rux -- The mystery of the Connecticut chair wheel / Florence Feldman-Wood -- The Hibbert-Townsend latch needle mystery unraveled: patent control and nineteenth-century American knitting machines / Richard M. Candee -- Canterbury shaker textile production / Mary Rose Boswell -- Having it both ways: the needlework table cover of Mercy Otis Warren / Jill Maney and Jonathan Maney
The accounts of Tryphena Newton Cooke: work, family, and community in Hadley, Massachusetts, 1780-1805 / Marla R. Miller -- "Some work ... to be kept": textiles and memories of Victorian domesticity / Kathryn Clippinger Kosto -- Textile commemoratives and broadsides from New England's mid-nineteenth century / Diane L. Fagan Affleck -- Stories from her needle: colonial revival samplers of Mary Saltonstall Parker / Paula Bradstreet Richter -- "I shall cut my cote after my cloth": reproducing the dress of the pilgrims / Jill M. Hall.


Boston : Boston University

Publisher Series

Annual proceedings / Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife ; 1999
Annual proceedings (Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife) ;


272 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 23 cm.


"The twenty-fourth annual topic in this series (and the second to address New England's textile history) ... met at Deerfield, Massachusetts, 18 through 20 June 1999, at the campus of the Eaglebrook School."--P. 5.
Includes bibliographical references.
Complimentary copy, February 13, 2002.

Call Number

Stacks F1.D82 1999

Material Type



New England

Variant Title

Four centuries of material life