Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Patterns of the Past-Royal Society Embroidery Kits


From Home Needlework magazine, February 1916. A mere dollar bought you all the pre-stamped linens to complete this fifteen-piece luncheon set. I think if I hand-embroidered six plate and six glass doilies (not to mention the centerpieces), I'd sit at the head of the table with a yardstick in one hand to rap the knuckles of anyone who even looked like he was going to spill something.

4 comments:

Packrat said...

Me too! So many of the embroidered linens that belonged to my older family members has coffee or tea stains on them.

Gina said...

I love looking at the embroidery kits in those magazines. Also the old Home Arts magazines of the early 1900's. I keep wondering where all those transfers went? Didn't anyone archive them? What a loss!

oklyous said...

totally! I am also really carefull when it comes to my grandmothers old stuff. But then, I also feel, that it would be sad not to use it.. I just try to relax, but damn it is hard if anyone spill on it!

Princess Of Pink said...

Me three, lol. Love these ♥