• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 06/17/03
  • Description
  • Roll-up case for sewing supplies; roll has two knobs of green velvet (most missing), one pulls out to serve as a pin cusion. Remainder of kit is silk (green, red and white) edged in green tooled leather. Roll has a space for thimble; rest has an expandable pocket, three increasingly-sized swatches for pins, pocket for scissors, and a pocket with flap at the end. Green grosgrain ribbons on opposite edge of roll to tie closed, other side one pie... more
    Roll-up case for sewing supplies; roll has two knobs of green velvet (most missing), one pulls out to serve as a pin cusion. Remainder of kit is silk (green, red and white) edged in green tooled leather. Roll has a space for thimble; rest has an expandable pocket, three increasingly-sized swatches for pins, pocket for scissors, and a pocket with flap at the end. Green grosgrain ribbons on opposite edge of roll to tie closed, other side one piece of red silk with green leather edging. L 22" (with ribbon tie) x W 6" Diam 1 3/4". This needlework kit was also known as a housewife. Very common item for a woman to use during the 19th century. Soldiers often had a kit like this with them as well to mend their uniforms. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War. 16 History. less
  • Format
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