Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sewing with style

Refinement is everywhere, even in the smallest detail of life. In the distant past almost every woman and girl knew how to sew and embroider, even those of the aristocracy. Thimbles, needle cases and other elements of the sewing kit were often veritable jewels. They were made of gold, silver, porcelain, ivory, bone, wood or brass. Some were decorated with precious stones. These intimate and specialized objects were a kind of illustration of the refinement and love of beauty of the time. Starting a collection is relatively easy as they don't take up much space and as it's possible to find examples in a wide range of prices.

a set of needle case and thimble in silver 18th c. England

A beautifull work of art, London 1735

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