Sunday, May 24, 2009

Machine Embroidered book – Pages 5 & 6 …

These 2 pages show some of the reference books and magazines printed during the war period. Providing instructions for a wide range of needlecrafts and fashion-related projects, the majority encouraged the recycling of various items of clothing and textiles.

On this page, an ‘economy’ slippers pattern was referenced. Transformed with a modern interpretation, a partial sample was handstitched in crazy patchwork using sections of post-war ties.

The next page shows a selection of popular wartime magazines that were available – sewing technique shown here is magazine photos held together by machine quilting on a netting layer together with various wording in free-machining.