Friday, May 22, 2009

Machine Embroidered book – Pages 3 & 4 …

This page briefly details the overall effect of WWII on London and the Home Front.

Lower left pocket contains samples of parachute fabric and cords to show the quality for a wide variety of 'home' uses.

The next page shows a typical house interior during the war. Items shown are those suggested during the 1939-45 period and could be made using a variety of textiles and/or needlecrafts. Often made to 'brighten up' a particular room - many were recommended to make ‘for economy’ with instructions found in magazines and books of the period. This page is machine embroidered – a colour photocopy enhanced with stitching and further embroidery.