Sunday, October 9, 2011

Embroidered fabric samples from 1866

Needleprint, a wonderful textile craft blog, wrote about The Textile Manufactures of India a few days ago, and I knew I just had to share this with you. By the way, if you're interested in historical embroidery, you just have to read Needleprint!

The Textile Manufactures of India is a collection of fabric sample books from 1866 . These books are now published on-line here. You can browse the database by material, object type, origin, pattern, technique and use. I browsed by technique and found some lovely embroidered fabrics, sigh....

ps: I'm trying to customize my new blogger template :-)
 

 


2 comments:

Elmsley Rose said...

Dear Machteld,

I have someone (a really sweet man called Clyde who signs his emails "Peace and Love") who is re-building my blog for me at very reasonable rates ($5/widget). He's away for another couple of weeks, and I also see you are doing a Blogger course from your Blog Page - but if you get stuck, I'm sure he'd be happy to help. Contact me if you'd like his details....

Machteld said...

Thanks Megan, I'll keep it in mind! For me, it's equal parts fun and frustrating... :-)