Southern Decorative Needlework
The tradition of women's needlework as a means of creating decorative objects, of learning self-discipline and of mastering technical skills is substantial and well-documented.
Leek Embroidery Society 1880-1900
Elizabeth Wardle and the Leek Embroidery Society.
Lacy and lush, with
delightful flower patterns and lovely colors – that is what
Victorian knitting and crochet were all about.
Victorian Craft: Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mittens were a popular accessory throughout the 19th century.
By using a variety of colored fish-scales, very effective borders and designs could be made.
Berlin Wool Purse 1865
Victorian Berlin Wool purse with beads and
tassels from Godey's Lady's Book, 1865
How to care for your antique and vintage textiles.
Sampler Collection, English
Eight samplers embroidered by one child in the nineteenth century.
Knitted Heart Pillow
This luxurious cushion is a lovely way to learn to knit lace,
including lacy cables.