A 1896 Friendship Quilt ~ A Study In Turkey Redwork

Years ago when I first started to sell antique and vintage textiles, I fell in love with pieces embroidered in the turkey red floss (redwork is another term used today). Although there are many types of household items embroidered in this beautiful shade of red thread, and although I love them all, quilts are my favorite. Many of them are very graphic in designs and styles. Some elaborately embroi...

Antique Irish Linen Fabric ~ A Fabulous Find Still With Original Label

I thought this was really a fantastic piece of fabric from the turn of the century, 1900's 1920's. in Irish linen.  Still with the original paper label, in unused condition. I am always amazed at the wonderful antique and vintage items that still can be found today, from long ago, which have the original boxes or labels.  Still in pristine condition. such as this piece of linen yardage.A...

Cut, Sew, Embroidery ~ A Vintage Mother And Daughter Matching Aprons

Cut, Sew, Embroidery ~ A Vintage Mother And Daughter Matching Aprons
Do you remember cooking and baking with your mother? She teaching you the art of baking those special cookies perhaps? Following the recipe and measuring the ingredients correctly?  Rolling of the dough, if cut out cookies were to be made. Each shape placed carefully on the cookie sheet for baking. Of course, the best part was the decorating of the cookies after they were baked. Oh, what fun!...