Mending quilts at the cabin and at home.
A 1970s applique 'umbrella'. I had no problem re-attaching some handles and fixing the hem,
but, at least one half of the hand embroidered herring bone stitch outline has come out.
Fortunately I am a dab hand with herring bone and the umbrella I redid with doubled sewing thread zipped quickly along.
Just look at what I found at home in one of my crammed sewing boxes ......a nice ball of medium weight, just the right brown floss. German by the looks of it, most likely 1950s. I shall take it to the cabin tonight along with a couple of old embroidery hoops.
A wool, tied quilt that I generally call a ' working mans ' quilt, perhaps made for the help in the barn. Somewhat worse for wear and I am not sure that I can do much with it.
But..... was it a quilt for the help in the barn? Taking of the side bindings reveal that it was not the plain rayon I had thought but a rich, royal purple chenille.
A dull mauve wool was obviously purple at one point also , most likely home dyed.,
So much can be learnt from a good unpick!