Linen Pocket with Crewel Work J


Have you ever wanted an embroidered pocket but never had the time to make one? This hand sewn linen pocket c. 1730-1780 is machine embroidered with worsted but you’d not know it from the outside since it’s lined in unbleached linen. The 6 3/4″ slit is reinforced at the bottom with buttonhole stitch of unbleached linen thread set into a pocket with overall dimensions of 14″ deep by 11″ at it’s widest with some discoloration for the petina of a reused bed hanging which are found in New England. There is no linen tape for ties so it can be added for your waist measurement. A period example is included in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1764 two men “were indicted, for that they, on the 24th of March , about the hour of nine at night, the dwelling house of George Rice , Esq ; did break and enter, and stealing . . .  the property of Anne Brown, spinster; one linen pocket, one worsted pocket”.

Made in the USA.

1 in stock

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