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.
Perforated paper gave inexpensive access to all who wished to proclaim their idealsand mottoes in embroidery..
Card Case in Perforated Cardboard
Patterns, material list and directions
to make a Victorian calling card case.
in French Embroidery
Pattern and instructions to make this emboidered Victorian accessory.
History of Tatting
In England, this lace was
called knotting. In France it was called frivolet. In
America it was called tatting.
Berlin Wool Work Men's Shoes
Beautifully hand-embroidered Edwardian white handkerchief bordered with delicate white lace.
for Smoking Cap
"'SLIPS': Late 16th/Early
17th Century Embroidery"
Collecting 19th C. Chinese
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