Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Little Bit of History

I thought the history buffs among us might like to visit Carolyn Meacham's website to see two small Berlin woodwork charts she has for sale.   If we were Victorians, these ancestors of counted canvaswork charts would be what we used to stitch from.
http://elegantarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=538

Carolyn is an antiques dealer who specializes in needlework items.  Gay Ann Rogers talks about many of the unique items that Carolyn sells through eBay auctions in her Shining Needle Society classroom.  Visiting Carolyn's website and eBay auctions is a great way to learn about the history of needlepoint by studying the tools that our stitching ancestors used.  Besides, where else will you see a solid gold needle case in the shape of the bust of a Roman matron?  (click on "My Collection")

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 23, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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