Damask Squares

This simple bench was designed to showcase the handwoven upholstery specially made to be included in the Weavers Guild of Minnesota's 75th Anniversary book, entitled "A Thread Through Time," featuring new interpretations of old weaving drafts found in the Guild's archives. The pattern of squares seen in the upholstery is adapted from a 15-shaft damask pattern for a linen table runner by Mary Skoy. It has been interpreted and handwoven on an AVL 16 shaft mechanical dobby loom by Carol.

Materials Locally harvested Red Elm and shop made brass brackets. Handwoven cotton upholstery by Carol

Finish Shellac and beeswax polish

Dimensions 17" deep x 46" wide x 19" tall

Status SOLD This piece resides with the Minnesota client