Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finding Old Embroideries

As I posted previously, I have been seeing some old embroideries recently.  It reminded me of some table cloths, place mats and doilies that I made in my youth.  So I went to look for them.
I not only found some work I had done

but some my mother had done also.

There was even one celebrating Melbourne's centenary - which I had to look up to see when it was: 1934.  I assume it was embroidered by my mother.

When I looked at the picture, I realised I hadn't needed to look it up, the date was on the embroidery.

Some of them are stained and I might have go to Patra's Place and see if I can get any advice on cleaning them.  She talked to us about what she had done to clean the ones she had on display but I didn't take much notice at the time.


parlance said...

How about putting something in your pics to give an idea of how big they are?

Mary said...

Parlance, maybe I'll edit the post and put in the measurements. Later.