Italian, 16th Century Plate 142: "Cap in cut linen and embroidery with needle-made cord and tassels. The little points are bobbin-made." From Ricci, Elisa - Old Italian Lace Vol I, William Heinemann, 1913
Lace Cap Italian, 16th Century
English embroidered binding, dating to ca. 1652
Embroidered book, "The Whole Booke of Psalmes" 17th Century
Marking designs on difficult fabrics - I always like historic images of people doing and prepairing crafts
Psalms, 1639. Ohio State University Library.
This is a handkerchief from the 16th century, but is very typical of the lace that was used to trim collars, etc. in the 17th century.
Book cover Date: ca. 1635 Culture: British Medium: Canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (12.1 x 8.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Embroidered