Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Patterns of the Past-"Russian" Embroidery, 1943


Pattern from McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Summer 1943. After the war was over and we were back to hating the Russians, I'm sure it was advertised as Mexican or even Swedish.

Ok, so I'm cynical; but I remember once walking through a local fabric store and seeing a rack of boldly patterned "ethnic" prints touted as Navajo and then later that same day, finding the same fabric at another store being advertised as African.

1 comment:

Pat aka Posh said...

Truthfully I thought Sweedish when I saw it... pretty none the less