Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Civil War Era Housewife

This is the Civil War era housewife which I am the most familiar. The stitching along the edges was the smallest that I have ever seen. It must have been done with a cotton thread as it is much smaller than the linen thread that I use. The end of the roll is the pin cushion.

 The other side still has the thimble.

The red fabric was fabulous, the tiny stitches, the embroidery was so delicate. Noticed the numbers from 7 to 12 when I shot from this direction. The fabric under the red looked like homespun. There was a binding on the edges at one time. Anne this piece was so beautiful, you would have loved the stitching.

This housewife was in a case so was unable to see much. The stitching between the sections is beautiful. The lining was one piece.


2 comments:

4heartsnhands said...

What do you think the numbers were for? Needles come in those sizes...

Mississippi Made said...

Can't figure out the numbers, they looked to be about an inch apart, but why not start with one? A mystery never to be solved...