The Book Of Dainty Work For Pleasure Or Profit ~ Needlework of Lace Making, Crocheting, Knitting And More

The Book Of Dainty Work For Pleasure Or Profit ~ Needlework of Lace Making, Crocheting, Knitting And More
The skill of entrepreneur of over 100 years ago, were no less a challenge, than from a person today, starting a home-based business.  A small business require many of same qualities and attributes, as defined to be successful, in the year 1904, as in the modern world of today.  The book Dainty Work For Pleasure and Profit, dated 1904, published by Thompon & Thomas, Chicago, ...

Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons

Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons
Through the years of the Victorian, Edwardian into the 1920's, Art Deco period,gorgeous laces, trims, add ons ~ just pretties, were produced,  Both by hand and machine for the embellishment of clothing, millinery and even household items.  The beautiful hand made textile pieces, as well as many machine made, can be now, one of a kind decorative ornamentation. Inspired in a new way,...

Oh, Those Stylized Fabrics Of The 1960's! What Fun!

Oh, Those Stylized Fabrics Of The 1960's!  What Fun!
Now tell me, how cute is this! I'm dating this wonderful bolt of cotton fabric to about the 1960's, however, it actually may be somewhat earlier.As you can see, it is a stylized print of a lion or cat printed in red outline ~ white face with red features on black fabric. Two sizes of the lions are on the fabric in an all over pattern. Animals face both ways on the length of the fabric. It is a cot...