Image of Overshot Wall Tapestry/Coverlet

Overshot Wall Tapestry/Coverlet


Overshot Coverlet/Wall Hanging
Cotton Warp, Cotton & Wool Weft
White, red, periwinkle
35" x 74"
Tied raw edges

This structure was translated from the legendary Dorothy Burnham's 'Keep Me Warm on Night' text. The pattern was drafted in the late 1800s in Southern Ontario. Much of my weaving studying has involved falling in love with overshot structure--glitchy, almost 3-D in its linear and curvilinear patterns. Forever moved by this history of this avant/psychedelic expression that came from (largely) domestic creation with simple loom technology. This piece is silky to the touch and large in size. Wild to look at, impossible to photograph.