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Weaving Pattern

Williams, Margaret
Place Made:
Jefferson County Alabama United States of America
Date Made:
November 30, 1837
ink –pencil –paper
HOA 1-7/8″; LOA 12-3/8″
Accession Number:
MAKER OF DRAFT: Margaret Prude Williams (1810-1850) was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina to John Prude (b.1769) and Margaret (Whitmore) Prude. She married Jesse M. Williams, but was widowed in 1832. She lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama near her sister Martha Prude Sadler (1818-1890). These patterns were collected by Margaret’s niece, Martha Rose Sadler (1844-1923), fifth child and third daughter of Isaac Wellington Sadler, Sr. and Martha Prude, in Jefferson County, Alabama.

MAKER OF MODERN INTERPRETATION: Framed above the written draft is a modern interpretation of the pattern woven by Suzanne McDowell in 2017.

DESCRIPTION: Weaving pattern, ink on paper drafted on November the 30, 1837 by Margaret Williams, framed with a modern representation. The pattern is titled, “The Ladys Delight.” The paper consist of two pieces pinned together on the left side; folded and stained. The pattern consist of vertical marks over a horizontal grid.

Credit Line:
Gift of L. Wilson Baldwin, Jr.