I love looking through the collections at V&A. There is always so much to be seen. I found this little beauty today.
It is amazing to me the time women used to take on making special garments. Take this smock for example, think of the time each stitch took, how long it took to draw/transfer this design on, and how large this piece might have been. It is amazing to me, just amazing. I wish I could go back in time and get to see the making of something like this. See the techniques they used, see the wheel they spun there thread on, and of course the magnificent event they wore it to. So many things to dream on. To see more on this smock, including a description...click here.
Well I am off to Colorado for two days, but I will return with a lot of stitching finished, so more projects to share on Tuesday!
Friday, December 17, 2010
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hop on over to our Flickr page and you will find this FREE ornament pattern.
You can make ornaments for your tree, your kid's teachers, gift tags, put these on a blanket, scarf...the possibilities are endless!! Post some pics to our Flickr group when you get the snowflakes stitched up!
Happy Holidays from Colonial Patterns! May your holiday be filled with love and joy!