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    silk sampler c 1890

    Embroidered silk on linen sampler~Amazing that these intricate samplers were done by such young girls

    Vintage Sampler.


    Swatches + Samples

    Vintage threads

    Stripes. Ribbon sample card.

    Ensemble. Todd Oldham  (American, born 1961). Date: spring/summer 1996. Culture: American. Medium: (a) silk, linen, plastic; (b, c) leather, synthetic. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 23 in. (58.4 cm). Heel to Toe (b, c): 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm).

    French silk acid green stockings, 19th century

    Silk Gloves - 1920's - by Kayser-Roth Glove Co., Inc

    19th Century Caftan Culture: Turkish Medium: silk, cotton, metallic

    Bag. Silk, silk net, gauche paper painting, silk ribbon, taffetas. France, circa 1805.

    love this happy yellow color!

    Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Tassel Pendant

    art nouveau

    Stitch Sampler Afghan in Scraps - Crocheted Throw Blanket. $52.00, via Etsy.

    A silk dress from the 1860s. The vivid colour of this dress was achieved through the use of synthetic dyes first discovered by the British chemist William Perkins in the 1850s. These dyes, which were extracted from coal tar and were known as aniline dyes, became extremely fashionable and produced intense colours which could not be made using traditional natural dyes.

    Textile design by G C Haite, produced by G P & J Baker in 1890

    Marianne North (1830-1890).

    Reception Dress (Bodice and Skirt), c.1890