To Delight The Eyes ~ Vintage French Dress Trims ~ A Dazzling Collection

A collection of gorgeous dress trim embellishments from the past.  Beautiful pieces to sew with today or just admire.  The trims, featured, were imported from France, at the close of the Edwardian era into the decadent period of the roaring 20's.  Some are silk embroidery on tulle net, highlighted with gold metallic thread.  Others display the art of beadwork.Black sequin on tu...

An Affair Of The Heart ~ Society Silk Embroidery Of The 1900's

February 14th is Valentine's Day.  So to celebrate, The Gatherings Antique Vintage thought we would share this wonderful textile from the past.  Dating from the early 1900's, it is a silk thread embroidery pillow cover, with motto "An Affair Of The Heart". Surrounding the heart are purple violets.  An ever popular flower.   Embroidery is worked on a cotton fabric of a natural...

Oh, Wash Day Blues ~ Washing Antique Silk

Antique silk. How easy is it to wash and should you? Silk is classified as a natural fiber, so by all standards it can be washed, however, a word of caution, here, as there are silks that will not hold up when put to water, especially any of the weighed silks from the mid to late Victorian era. In my experience it is a hard determination on which items can be washed successfully, and which...