Category Archives: weavers

New Movie Has York County Ties

Looms at Family Heirloom Weavers Two new movies are being heavily hyped this weekend. I don’t plan to see Jonah Hex–too much violence. Toy Story 3 is more my cup of tea. Since the public’s taste in entertainment covers a … Continue reading

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York Weaver Offers Reward for Stolen Coverlets

Martin Hoke Coverlet York weaver Martin Hoke was so upset that a thief made off with four of his “coverlids” in 1843 that he offered quite a substantial reward for their return. They wouldn’t be too hard to identify as … Continue reading

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Coverlets and Fabric from York County Sheep and Flax

One of the colorful patterns from Abraham Serff’s pattern book, now in the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. Weavers were essential members of the community in 18th and 19th century America. In Pennsylvania before the Industrial Revolution you would raise … Continue reading

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