Monday, 5 September 2011
Textiles from ages past
Above is a really pretty silk (I think it is silk, but it could be a silk/taffeta) with machine embroidery on it. I'm not at all sure on date, but my gut feeling is 1800 onwards.
This is a great advertisement for hoarding - if Mum (and previous members of her family) hadn't been such hoarders, we wouldn't have these lovely things to look at and enjoy now.
(I have a feeling that my friend Charlotte, who has recently moved to Holland, will particularly like the Regency dress post..coming soon!)