TEXTILE, NEEDLE AND OTHER GOOD THINGS FOR THE DISTAFF MEMBERS

 

Shepherdess of the Alps, 1810 from a play done in 1766

Now THIS is needlework, wouldn’t you say?

Jennifer Bauer and I have had a running conversation about embroidery and crewel work during this time period. I am posting the links we’ve been looking at for everyone’s enjoyment. You may have to copy and paste these links into your browser.

Caron has all kinds of things for the embroidery enthusiast, including patterns from the time period.

http://www.caron-net.com/feb00files/feb00fea1.html

Jennifer found this very interesting British site that traces the history of the art.

http://www.crewelwork.com/

TheVictoria and Albert Museum has a great display of pockets and even a FREE period pattern!

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/pockets/makepocket/index.html

Two great resources I use with my students

http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/activities/dressup/index.html

http://www.memorialhall.mass.edu/search/search.cgi?zoom_query=embroidered&zoom_page=2&zoom_per_page=10&zoom_and=1&zoom_sort=0&zoom_xml=0

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