2019-08-31 A wall pocket, a Workbasket, and an embroidery chart.


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I-LA001 Victorian beaded wall pocket
Victorian wall pocket with floral beadwork and beaded initials, on black velvet, lined and backed with red wool fabric. Wall pockets were made of various materials, wood, ceramics, metal, leather, and fabric. Sherlock Holmes used a “Persian slipper” to keep his tobacco in, possibly also as a wall pocket. Dutch farmers may nail a wooden shoe that’s too badly worn, to the wall of a barn to serve as wall pocket. This wall pocket is covered in fabric, and possibly backed in wood, as it is still straight and firm after decennia of use. The pattern is a tracing, and the “toe” is a bit   of a guess, since we had access to images only and not to the original item. Width can be adapted if you want the toe narrower or wider.
Images donated by etsy seller thelongacreflea, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

H-ML062 The Workbasket Volume 6 No. 7
8 pages. Crochet: Hot Dish Mats, Star Dish Mat, Leaf Belt, Braided Belt
Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with kind permission of F+W Media, the current copyright holder.

G-NP001 Victorian beaded and embroidered square
Chart only. A magnificent square embroidered frame, in the middle a rather small bouquet. This pattern occurred on two ebay items, but we could not secure permission from either seller to show the originals. On one the background was two shades of purple, on the other two shades of red, and the bouquets were placed slightly differently. This pattern has been reworked so the frame is symmetrical and the bouquet has been adapted to fit properly. We’ve picked two shades of blue as background; feel free to choose your own.
Charted by Sytske Wijnsma.


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