Diamond Lace

This portrait is of great-great grandmother, Augusta A. Diamond Whitney(1851-1929), wife of James A.Whitney of Tunbridge, Vermont, and daughter of Lucy Streeter and John Diamond who immigrated to Vermont from Scotland. John Diamond was himself a weaver and had a business selling shirts. Among the items that remain today that Augusta Diamond wove are two linen table cloths a hand-spun wool blanket and a hand-spun linen sheet. The fragment of knitted curtain lace pictured below was also made by Augusta Diamond and were in active daily use in Augusta’s home, then in the kitchen at great-grandmother Whitney’s house and subsequently handed down ’til only a tattered scrap remains to tell the story.


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