[HNW] 19th century pattern marking

SuSAn NEpA chilledbee at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 18:37:49 PDT 2011

Are we sure that beadworkers did it?  They are not everywhere which
leads me to believe that perhaps a child did it after the fact.


On 30 January 2011 15:32, Sandy Dudley <su_roja at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Aside from anything else, this
> http://lacma.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/faux-pearls-fish-scales-and-fancy-dress/ is
> a lovely piece - and the dress itself is much more graceful (to my eye) "in
> person" than I would have expected from fashion illustrations of the era.
> But what struck me, after reading considerable material on how Victorian
> needleworkers had to have the back of their work as tidy as the front, is
> that the pattern markings are still visible on the material, under the
> beads.  Well, I don't know how to remove ink from silk chiffon, either, but
> I guess I'll still obsess over pencil marks left on linen . . .
> Sandy/Susana
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