Tuesday, January 20, 2009

EMBROIDERY FROM THE 1930's



There was a question on the quiltart list about embroidery with a very old sewing machine. These pieces (borders are my addition) were embroidered in the 1930's by my grandmother (my dad's mom) on her sewing machine. I have had them for years and haven't yet decided how to preserve them. Any ideas are welcome. I thought about a needle book but I would rather use them in a display. I have one more piece (someplace) that I haven't yet worked with. I wasn't going to post these until completion but since the question came up I thought maybe someone would offer some suggestions.

2 comments:

KarenF said...

I would hand stitch them to archival quality matboard and have them framed. What a treasure!

mathea said...

those are really cool... I would frame them and hang them as a tryptic on the wall... I did that with some smaller pieces and it worked well.

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