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At the turn of the century as more farmers and laborers turned to work in an office or in manufacturing they needed better looking clothes for their jobs. It is designed with a subtle geometric shape added to the basic stripe.
My example represents a common dobby with the geometric being printed in white but it can also be done in the same color as the stripe.
My other favorite is large and heavy - it's jam-packed with great photos and info- and deserves a place on your bookshelf if you're at all interested in textiles.
This gem is "Textile Designs Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period" by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers.
I can't say if my cinnamon pinks or dobbies are original.
I do know they are pieced together by hand and that could be an indicator of age, but not really since there are always those who love to stitch by hand.
The cross fertilization of needlework patterns across all cultures has interested me since I lived overseas as a teen-ager.
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I learned that double pinks were popular on both sides of the Atlantic from 1860-1920.
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I'm not sure how I'm going to display my little doll quilt but it sure has been interesting to learn about it.
Just when you thought I had more than enough quilt tops I got another.
pre 1900 but I do occasionally buy small pieces of 20th century "cheater cloth" because they are good tools to show what color combinations were popular at a given time period.