A small number of the Huron County Museum‘s many beautiful heirloom textiles were on display in the Governor’s House adjacent to the historic Gaol for Sunday’s counterpane knitting workshop in the parlour.

Starting from the left in the photos, you can see a counterpane crib blanket, a counterpane bureau scarf, a pair of knit men’s gloves (the pattern is similar to Sanquhar), and a crocheted counterpane bed coverlet.

There are so many more lovely items in their collection. These are but a few examples.

Would you or someone you know be interested in recreating patterns based on the heirloom textile items in the museum? Their collection holds many, many needlework items such as quilts, doll cloths, doilies, dresses, mittens and embroidered textiles.

And by the way, 2019 is going to be an exciting year for textile lovers – the museum has something very special in the works!