|Artist||Anders, Susanna S. (Kriebel)|
|Place of Origin||Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|
|Year Range to||1826|
|Year Range from||1820|
|Material||Cotton, Linen, Silk|
|Description||A ladies handstitched apron comprised of a handspun blue and bleached white woven checked linen. The apron has a drawstring waist with ties made out of red cotton and blue and bleached white linen handwoven tape. Near the waistline are the cross-stitched initials "S.K." in pink (faded red) silk script lettering.|
|Condition Notes||There is some discoloration on edges and half of the front length and some of the blue dye has bled.|
Made by Susanna S. (Kriebel) Anders (1804-1857), before she married George D. Anders (1803-1876). The apron probably originates from Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, where Susanna was raised.
Previous description which includes thread count:
"Apron, blue and white checked homespun. 43" long 1/4" tube at waist for tape sewn w/ 2 ply linen thread. 1/8" hem. 40 1/2" width between selvages. 5 cm homemade tape tie 69" long put through tube at waist band. Tape has blue border with red & white alternating stripes. 45 epi. Checked pattern 2 blue 6 white repeated on warp. 2 blue, 6w, 4 blue 6 white repeated in weft. Plain weave. dark indigo blue and bleached linen stripe. "