Diamond Lace

This portrait is of great-great grandmother, Augusta A. Diamond Whitney(1851-1929). Among the items that remain today that Augusta Diamond wove are two linen table cloths a hand-spun wool blanket and a hand-spun linen sheet. The fragment of knitted curtain lace pictured below was also made by Augusta Diamond and were in active daily use in Augusta’s home, then in the kitchen at great-grandmother Whitney’s house and subsequently handed down ’til only a tattered scrap remains to tell the story.

poster-for-waulking-2012 copy

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