Delhi Jacquard Coverlets on Catskills Folk, with Ginny Scheer

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On Catskills Folk, a  biweeky program at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on WIOX 91.3 FM (and on the internet), host Ginny Scheer will talk about an historical folk art in Delaware County , the hand weaving of woolen coverlets – specifically the ones woven in Delhi, New York, in the early 19th century.  Hand weaving was common in Delaware County households in the 1830s, but our county was benefitted by the arrival of a  coverlet weaver from Scotland who used the Jacquard loom to create elaborate double weave coverlet figures when most families had coverlets that were single layers in geometric  patterns. from

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