A Woman in Period Clothing Demonstrates Fabric Weaving on an 18th Century Mount Vernon Loom

18th Century Loom Weaving

Melissa Weaver Dunning, a master weaver at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s riverside estate in Virginia, demonstrated on an 18th century loom how fabric was made in the colonial era. Dressed in period costume and bare feet, Dunning made the weaving process look much easier than it probably is.

Watch master weaver Melissa Weaver Dunning operate Mount Vernon’s 18th century loom. Learn more about the history and importance of looms in colonial America.

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