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1812-1815 - England - Girl's dress of white muslin embroidered from the hem with a floral design in coloured wools. The dress has a high-waisted bodice, vertically-gathered puffed sleeves and a trained skirt. Muslin embroidered in wool

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Dress ca. 1805-10---ooooh. aaaaah. The hand work along that hem...amazing. One of my favorites.


Coat, Britain, 1770-1779 (made), Wool and silk, handwoven, silver, gold. A man's coat of white wool, appliquéd with ivory silk ribbon, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt thread and spangles with blue silk and silver buttons

Embroidery 101: How to embroider

Stand (Embroidery stand) Category: Furniture Place of Origin: New England, United States, North America Date: 1800-1815 Materials: Mahogany Museum Object Number: 1957.1098