Posted by JacqueJ on August 29, 1997 at 13:40:12:
I would appreciate some insights on needlework in the late 18th early 19th century. By needlework, I mean fancywork rather than mending or dressmaking.
I presume that the available ground fabrics were linen, and wool, and that the threads were predominately silk, wool and linen. Is this correct?
What were the needles made from?
Was fancy work limited only to the very wealthy? Obviously you had to have some time available to do it. Were the materials very expensive or available to the middle or working classes?
Thanks for any insights!
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