See how shirt fabric was woven on a four-poster wooden loom or barn loom in this demonstration at Mount Vernon, President George Washington‘s plantation home on the Potomac River in Virginia. Master weaver Melissa Weaver Dunning makes a coarse linen fabric similar to the kind that would be used to make one shirt a year for each of the enslaved people that were held at Mount Vernon.

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