Weaving Pattern:
Sixteen Snowballs

Sixteen Snowballs weaving pattern
Sixteen Snowballs weaving example

The pattern name of this black and white image is Sixteen Snowballs or "No.23, 16 Snowballs, Franklin Co. Va." The back of this photograph is actually marked "No.22, "Sunrise" or "The Walls of Troy" Franklin Co., Va." However, the unidentified transcriber appears to have mistakenly written the information for photograph No. 22 on the back of this photograph. Frances Goodrich, founder of Allanstand Cottage Industries, collected the photograph.Goodrich's work reviving traditional weaving in the mountains of western North Carolina during the late 1890s and early 1900s led her to collect weaving patterns much in the same way that others of that era were collecting mountain songs. Goodrich kept extensive records of the weave patterns and variations that she came across in her travels. Her research may have provided background for or influenced what was woven and sold through her Allanstand Cottage Industries.

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