18th & 19th c. Historic Cane Reeds

Sandra Rux, of York, Maine, has been working on a fascinating research project involving the study of cane reeds from the 18th & 19th c. We received over 100 reeds from the ATHM collection and Eaton Hill Textiles has equally that many in their collection.  Sandra has begun to catalog them into a data base and she is also trying to unlock some of the mysteries in these forgotten weaving tools - the numbering systems, reed makers, etc.