The Gartner Manuscript Weaving Book
Author: Compiled by Gene Elizabeth Valk
224 pgs. (spiral,bl_wh)
In 1832, Franz Xavier Gartner, a weaver from Germany came to America with his wife and eight children. They settled near Stone Arabia, Town of Palatine, New York, where he continued his profession, weaving household linens, blankets, coverlets and rugs for his friends and neighbors. Gartner brought his father's book of patterns with him. The pattern book, most likely drawn from 18th century German weaving books, has patterns arranged from simple to complex.
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