Embroidered Silk Needle Book

$19.95

Made in the USA

Simple needle books like these are sometimes found in traditional collections. They are the work of necessity and frugality. This is made of a changeable silk outer fabric embroidered with silk thread and lined in changeable silk with a two flannel inside pages each with five pints, medium and large. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in a theft trial in 1784 London it was recorded, “SIMON ALLEN was indicted for feloniously stealing . . . one pincushion, value one halfpeny, one needle book, value one halfpenny”.

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