Pink Love Hearts! Mid 18th Century quilted petticoat
As promised, here are some extra images of the very wide pink quilted silk petticoat selling in Poppies Cottage. Just for the pleasure of it! Just to confirm then, the petticoat is being sold with the pleats removed at the top, allowing the silk to remain free of splits. Do read the description and condition report.
Dresden Work & Shadow Stitch - an 18th Century puzzle.
Introduction: Learning about Dresden work is a journey. First, you see the wonderful design as a whole, noticing the 18th Century motifs applied to recognisable 18th Century clothing accessories. Then you start to marvel at the range of fillings, made by pulling threads together, using a counted thread technique. Then you learn that Dresden includes such a range of embroidery stitches, that you start to look for the specific stitches used in each piece. This is where I am on