From the late Victorian, 1900's era, a pretty silk thread hand
embroidered worked on felted wool doily mat. Edging is hand pinked.
This lovely creation is 12-1/2"in diameter embellished with stems of
flowers, plus a butterfly. It is worked mainly in colors of gold,
toast,cream and green. The felted wool was an olive green but the top
has faded to an all over drab green now. The...
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, ...
Pillow shams and bolster covers were popular through the decades of
the Victorian and very early 1900's. They served as a decorative cover
for the pillow, removing, before retiring for the night. During the day,
the bed would always look tidy, as well as pretty. when the shams and
bolster were laid back over the pillows. You will find these covers
made of fabric, embroidery and lace, s...