Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hakea

Now that I have a wee camera, I took myself on a Sunday walk. No excuse any longer to call this the “pink ball blossom thing”. It was easy to google and find it is a native plant of southern … Continue reading

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Red Wool Needle Wrap for Georgiana

An intriguing piece of paper with the words “Incense from Rome” contains a roll of red wool fabric used for sewing needles. Any ideas about these words? I have seen rolls of fabric online like this, which also holds a … Continue reading

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A Stitch in Time for Georgiana

Georgiana’s sewing needles in a small green leather wallet. In the Regency period I am not sure if this was called a wallet or purse. Note to Friends and Subscribers: We have just changed to a new mail out system … Continue reading

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Georgiana Molloy’s Sewing Sampler

This sewing sampler would have been a studious undertaking for Georgiana (Georgiana Kennedy, as she was then) in 1821. As Georgiana was born in 1805, this would mean she was 16 years of age when she stitched her name and … Continue reading

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