Who put the text in textiles? Deciphering text hidden within a 1718 coverlet: documentation of papers hidden within an early 18th-century coverlet using transmitted light photography

Thompson, K. and Halliwell, M. (2007) Who put the text in textiles? Deciphering text hidden within a 1718 coverlet: documentation of papers hidden within an early 18th-century coverlet using transmitted light photography. In: Hayward, M. and Kramer, E. (eds.) Textiles and Text: Re-establishing the Links Between Archival and Object-based Research : Postprints. Archetype: London, pp. 237-243. ISBN 9781904982265

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Abstract

Transmitted light photography has been used to record papers concealed within an eighteenth century coverlet. The coverlet, which is made from fabric blocks pieced over paper templates, still has the papers inside it. Glimpses of exposed papers through damaged fabrics showed that they have manuscript and printed text on them. They provide a rare source that could yield information about the makers, the people who owned it or for whom the coverlet was made. The aim of this research has been to reveal and document this hidden layer.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thompson, Mrs Karen
Authors: Thompson, K., and Halliwell, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Publisher:Archetype
ISBN:9781904982265

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