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Clarence Valley Coverlet No. 2

  • Owner:
    Janette McInnes
  • Location:
    Brunswick West, Victoria
  • Maker:
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 178 cms
    Width: 105cms


This coverlet from Clarence Valley, New South Wales, may possibly have been made by the same needlewoman as the other coverlet from this area. I purchased it from the same seller on EBay.


The coverlet is double sided. Side one consists of hexagons stitched in a traditional style where the maker has worked from the centre out. Using a solid gold colour, she has created a central diamond shape, then adding hexagon rosettes with gold centres and finishing with assorted brown fabrics to create a border. The reverse side features 7 hexagon rosettes made into a larger rosette design which is applied to an unusual piece of check/stripe fabric. It may be a wool/rayon fabric although I am not certain on this point. A border is created by stitching a single row of hexagons onto the edge. The two sides are very neatly whipstitched together to finish. There is no batting or quilting. Fabrics used include cottons, silk, furnishing fabrics, taffeta, sateen and figured satin. The colours indicate that it may have been made in the 1960s with older fabrics used as well. The predominate colours are golds, greens, browns and orange. The hexagons measure 7 cm through the centre and 4 cm on the outside edge.

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