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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