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Woven in Time

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In 1837, Mike Harmon's great-great-grandfather James Cash Goodwin left England to seek his fortune in America as a weaver. His ship sank in the North Sea, but a passing ship pulled him and a trunk full of his family's weaving patterns from the icy waters. Today, Harmon, a sixth generation weaver, along with his wife Dena and family, continues a weaving tradition of over two centuries. The Buffalo Creek Weavers in Ashe County weave bedspreads on a century-old loom. The rare colonial patterns on the spreads date back to the early 1700s.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 12, May 2005, p190-192, 194-195, il