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Barnstable Irish Stitch Pocketbook Kit


This colorful pocketbook kit includes needlework linen ground, Irish stitch diagram, lining fabric, worsted wool binding tapes, crewel yarns, crewel needle and instructions. Pocketbooks were carried by both men and women to keep important papers, bank notes, receipts and money. For example in London in 1762 "In Briant's pocket I found a pocketbook, a bank-note of 20 l. and four 36 s. pieces" was recorded in a criminal trial at the Old Bailey.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 September, 2013.

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