Anne Blinks Textile Study Collection

Catalog of Flat Braids Group

  Cat #         Description                             Size

Oblique Interlacing - Balanced Plain Weave, commonly found in Native North
   American and Scandinavian cultures

  1-1a     2 narrow wool sashes, blue/white      1-1/8" x 36-3/4"
     b                                             1-1/8" x 37-1/2"
            [These sashes were sometimes worn by Anne as garters for 
             knee-high socks]
  1-2      wool sash, black/blue/red/white       2" x 38"

  1-3      wool sash, red/yellow                 2" x 33"

  1-4      wool sash, yellow/green/brow          1.5" x 42"


Oblique Interlacing - Warp Faced Weave with Concealed and Linked Elements, 
  Often called Arrow Sash, Ceinture Flechee or Assomption Sash; found 
  historically in Plains, Great Lakes and French Canadian Indian cultures.                     
  2-1      2 wool samples, arrow sash
              a=green/red/blue                   4.5" x 3"
              b=blue/red                         2.5" x 2"
              [partially woven, still on sticks, probably from a workshop]

  2-2      arrow sash
              coral/grey/white Swedish rya wool  6" x 62"            
              [displayed in the Blinks/Thimann Exhibit, 1982]   


Ply-split Braiding - a technique involving two sets of elements that move
  diagonally, and at their intersection one splits the ply of the other and
  passes through it. It is found in northwest India, used for camel girths
  and bags.

  3-1      wool sample, black & white,           4.5" x 117" (3" woven)
              3-ply Z/S/Z

Diagonally twined braid, in the camel girth patterns.  Perhaps Anne was
  testing the difference between twining and ply-split braiding, which
  look very similar

  3-2      wool sample, black & magenta          4" x 36" (24" woven)
              3 ply S/Z worsted


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Keeper of the Box: Nora Rogers.

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