|Description||This cloth sample is an example of homespun. The triangular shaped swatch consists of wool and silk in a black and white check pattern.|
|Dimensions||H-6.75 W-4.5 inches|
|Owned||Julia Rush Fisher Bachman [Mrs. W. K. Bachman]|
The example of homespun came from a dress that belonged to Julia Rush Fisher Bachman [Mrs. W. K. Bachman] The maker carded, dyed, and spun the wool. She then mixed the wool with ravelings of old silk to make the dress material.
"Bit of homespun dress of wool which the maker carded and spun, dyed and mixed with the ravellings of old black silk and then wove into cloth. Price of the work at the time $50."
Bachman, Julia Rush Fisher [Mrs. William K.]
Fisher, Julia Rush
unidentified African American (tentative)
unidentified slave (tentative)
African Americans (tentative)