Weaving Drafts:
High Cricks Delight

These weaving drafts and watercolor drawdown illustrate the coverlet pattern known as High Crick's Delight by Day and by Night. To record a pattern, a weaver creates a draft and/or a drawdown. A draft looks much like a strip of musical notation; a drawdown is a visual grid that illustrates a single weaving block. This drawdown was made by Frances Louisa Goodrich (1856-1944), who recorded weaving patterns she collected in and around Asheville, North Carolina. This pattern came to Goodrich by way of Mrs. Shearer of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Goodrich made a note in another booklet titled "Sources" that Mrs. Shearer received the draft from Lucy Starkweather. She goes on in her writing "Lucy Starkweather. She was d. [daughter] of Avery & Sarah (Meach) Starkweather. Lucy b [born] in Galway N.Y. Sept. 3, 1774. d [died] in Palmyra, N.Y. Aug. 3, 1870. She was great-aunt of M.Y.S. [Mary Y. Shearer] - who often heard of her."


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