This is a good time to look back in history at the sewing of a past era. Women seem to have been driven to sew from the beginning of time. Maybe it started with utilitarian purpose, but in time those who had spare moments in their lives stitched for pleasure and beauty. Little girls were taught embroidery skills at a very young age. I taught my daughters to sew when they were young, but in this day and age they don't have to unless they want to. They didn't all take to it, but three of my girls are accomplished quilters.
I digress. I gave one daughter a beautiful piece of embroidery that was done by an direct ancestress of mine named Helen (Boteler) Chernocke who lived from 1671-1741 in England.
|Helen (Boteler) Chernocke|
|Helen's lovely embroidery.|
I thought you might like to see the kind of work that was done at that time by women who had time on their hands. I get my interest in sewing honestly!