Loom Hall recently spent a weekend in 1812! It was an exciting time at Musee de Venoge’s War of 1812 Muster event. The weekend also included hearth cooking and domestic arts demonstrations. Peggy wove cotton sacking on a barn-frame loom, which would have been used to make bags in which to store seeds from crops and gardens over the winter. The bags were hung from rafters in the loft to keep mice from eating the seeds. No seeds could mean no food next year! The fabric woven by Peggy was plain weave with a blue and tan vertical stripe pattern near each selvedge, and a basket-weave rib on each side.
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