Justin has been working on weaving the silk for the lining for weeks at Eaton Hill Textile Works. They started last year indigo dying the warp silk threads and setting up the loom. Before I go into the current progress, a few words about Eaton Hill Textile Works. They are a small textile mill in the Green Mountains of Vermont specializing in 18th and 19th century weaving techniques. Kate Smith both weaves custom fabrics for reproductions and period rooms and teaches a wide range of hand weaving and dying techniques. If you have ever been interested in learning about weaving, you couldn’t find a more interesting spot to work in. And in the tradition of all those who love handwork, the food is great also! I was served a rare treat when I visited this week – plum pudding. YUM.
I wanted to let you see some of the fantastic fabrics that Kate has produced in her workshop, along with the range of naturally dyed fibers hanging in the workshop. Just scrumptious!