Thursday, 18 December 2008

19th Century Handkerchief Case - Finished!

I have been searching for a reproduction button to put at the center of the lower part of this handkerchief case but have not been able to find a suitable one. The case could be used as is, without a button and loop to close so I am considering it as finished. The body is 10" long by 11 1/2" wide, and is lined with an imitation pink satin. The stitch and thread details may be found in my earlier post of March 3, 2008.

5 comments:

Hugh Yeman said...

This is beautiful! I'm fascinated because I was just reading in Barbara Tuchman's _A Distant Mirror_ of how King Richard II "invented" the handkerchief in the fourteenth century. Five hundred years later, people were seriously accesorizing them. How was this worn? Or was it to be kept on a table next to the settee?

One More Stitch said...

Handkerchief cases would be kept in drawers or in luggage when travelling. They were also useful for storing secret things such as special letters or journals. The privacy of such an object should always have been respected!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The patience that went into making this looks enormous. I can see you sitting there under a project lamp trying to will more hours out of the day to get it done. Gorgeous!!

A Homely Heroine said...

Very very pretty, well done! I love the soft grey of the desolation mittens too, perfect match of word and subject don't you think? Happy new year!

sapphireblue said...

You did an amazing job on this. It looks like it should be in a museum.