Designer. Micajah Burnett (1791-1879). Pictured on Shaker calendar for 2002: sketch of Shaker Brother Micajah Burnett, (1791-1879), architect, engineer, surveyor and mathematician at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY, by a contemporary, the naturalist Constantine Rafinesque, professor at Transylvannia University, through whose courtesy it is used.
My first Shaker book, published in 2008, that started my Shaker series. This novel was a finalist for ECPA fiction book of the year. No beautiful winding stairways or Centre House in this one since it was set in 1812, the very early days of Shaker history in KY.
Vintage Shaker Shirt Pattern, Hancock Shaker Village
Vintage Shaker Shirt Pattern, Hancock Shaker Village This intricate pattern is uncut and unused. The reproduction of an authentic Shaker garment was sold through Hancock Shaker Village in the 1970s, and tailoring details reflect the 19th-century reputation of the Shakers for beautifully crafted goods. The pattern is sized for Lady’s Medium or Men’s Small, and the instructions indicate that the neck size is 14-14 1/2. Other measurements are detailed in the image of the pattern back. Hancock Shaker Village was founded in 1791, and the lines of the pattern reflect that period. The Shakers’ apparel was rarely updated throughout their history, and this beautifully designed and constructed shirt remains frozen in time, a throwback to another age. Please note that the pattern pieces are not printed, but are marked with alphabetic perforations. The instructions are detailed and illustrated in detail, but this is not a simple pattern. Although this pattern has never been used there is a tear in the upper left corner of the envelope, which shows the wear of many years of storage and the discoloration of age. However, the garment itself is truly timeless and suitable for appropriate reproduction in white linen (as the Shakers would have produced it) or a contemporary fabric of a design that does not compete with the complex lines of the garment. A completed Shaker shirt is a handsome addition to the wardrobe of a vintage shopper, or a major find for the period wardrobes of reenactors.