Last November I was the happy recipient of a box of antique needlework magazines from a blogging buddy Mary Anne. Promised myself that they would be my convalescent treat, one a day.
Quite honestly, I don't know where the days are going (well, I do have to do my exercises).
Today I pulled out the July 1924 issue of Needlecraft and loved this article on 'Collar-and-Cuff Sets Combining Simplicity and Distinction'
I learn something from every page. This one mentions 'made of crash or white ratine'. I have never heard of ratine before. The same set (on the right) also features 'coronation or rice-cord'.
I think an hour or so on Google doing a bit of detective work is in order.
and guess what tipped up in one of my knitting baskets? A lovely 30s collar and cuff set of palest celadon green lawn, with delicate drawn thread work. have no idea where I bought this but I still love it.
I'm looking to feature various etsy treasuries in a new way, I'm not quite there yet. Your favorite dinosaur is working on it.