Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Old Needlepunch Piece

On Saturday I went to a local antique show. I helped out my friends as they set up and sold their antiques. The show was busy and they got a good crowd. I was able to find this needlepunch rug, faded over time, but you can still see the back is still vibrant. Punched with yarn and most likely from a kit.

Redwork- Blackwork Embroidery with Children

A few weeks ago I found this wonderful large piece embroidered in red on one side and black and navy on the other. This is a flat piece but it would be great made into a large pillow or framed. I`m going to do one or the other. I love handwork, hours of stitching involved in this piece.

Old Black Doll I found while I was antiquing .....

I`m so pleased at this doll I found antiquing today. She`s about 13" tall, made from a shiny black cotton, and her dress is probably original as it fits pretty well. Probably an old feedsack made into a dress. Imagine if today we had something like feedsacks, used 1st for utilitarian purposes and then can be made into clothing or quilts. Can`t think of anything today that`s comparable to it. But wouldn`t it fit in today in our recycling mentality.