Sunday, 10 June 2007

Some Crinoline ladies.

This apron was on eBay, described as 'machine embroidered'. I knew by the design that it was no such thing, and won it for $12. Probably my best ever eBay bargain!

Here is a closeup of the stitching.



The umbrella forms a pocket on this apron.
I love the way the sash has been embroidered in satin stitch using several tones of the same shaded thread to give it that subtle colour change.

Not strictly Crinoline ladies I guess; more like Maypole dancers.
This is a close up of the work on the apron below.

This is a half apron. One of the best examples of fill-in stitching I've ever seen. I am sure this was done for an event like the Melbourne Show. Far too much work to just be used to stop drips on one's clothes!

3 comments:

woof nanny said...

Eek! Love the umbrella pocket. Damn, I feel a new collection coming on...

Maggie Ann said...

Such wonderful skill!!!! These are a treat to see Gina, thanks for giving us the opportunity!

dalyell said...

My mother made an apron just like the one you bought on ebay for $12. She did it in purple.