Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Monday, 12 October 2015

Camlet, plain, woven, ribbed worsted

It was probably woven in Norwich, Norfolk, and may have been printed in London

  • Holland (possibly, made)
    1660-1680 (made)
    Watered silk, silk ribbon, linen, baleen, silk thread, hand sewn, hand embroidered

A woman's gown of bombazine with fine red silk warp and coarser brown wool weft, twill-woven and embroidered in floral
sprigs with coarse coloured silk twist

1770-1780 (weaving) 
1770-1780 (embroidering) 
1775-1780 (sewing) 
1780 - 1785 (altered)

Handblocked and resist dyed cotton indigo, circa 1810-1820