First Yarn Dye Factory in the South

Edwin Michael Holt claims the first factory for yarn dyeing south of the Potomac River was located at his Alamance Cotton Factory.

Painting by Mort Kuenstler for American Cyanamid depicting early yarn dyeing at the Holt factory. And from Peter Metzke ­ the artist’s site First Dyeing in the South Alamance County Historical Museum­.  Photo by Gary Mock

First Generation “Alamance Plaid ca: 1853.  Alamance County Historical Museum.  Photo Gary Mock