Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Antique Textiles - Lace Craftsmanship IV



Silk and handmade lace christening gown


Hand embroidery - white work panel

Hand embroidered lace panel


Hand embroidered yoke



The images above are more detail from our recent visit to the family attic. This beautiful, cotton and silk babywear was handmade and carefully preserved. Careful handwashing has brightened it up and removed yellowing which happens naturally when natural fibre fabrics are stored for a long period of time.

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