twistedchic

April 29, 2013

Textile Love

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,Vintage — by twistedchic @ 2:31 am
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I love vintage textiles and handmade things.  So, of course, I adore hand-embroidered handkerchiefs~  (I inherited one from my grandfather; a lovely soft thing, embroidered with his initial).  So when I saw a little white on white handkerchief at the antique store with a tiny R on it, I pounced on it!  And got a few more, too, why not?

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The initialed pieces are called monograms, and white thread on a white background, like this, is called whitework.  This handkerchief has floral and fleur-de-lis embellishments.

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This one was just blue and pretty, so why not?

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Embroidery is a fascinating artform, (where else can you find art you’re supposed  to touch!) and here’s some more information, for those interested~

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