NEEDLE-BOOK – CLOSED AND OPEN.
By Mrs. Jane Weaver.The outer part has a foundation of cardboard, covered and lined with silk; over this are little frills of silk finely pinked, plaited, and ornamented with a head in each plait. A bow of ribbon finishes the needle-book.
The inside leaves for the needles are of fine cashmere, edged with button-hole stitch.
Found in Peterson’s Magazine, July 1875
What a lovely gift idea; but be sure to save at least one for yourself! Thanks for sharing, Deb!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Oma! Yes, I do want one for myself. I can just see it in black lace with bright red ribbon. :-)ReplyDelete
This would surely be lovely enough to carry around with you and your current embroidery project. The attention to detail those Victorians had was amazing. Can't find things like this at the Dollar Store.ReplyDelete
So true, Mary. I love the idea of beading the lace pleats. :-)Delete