Explore the CollectionNeedle Holder

Measurements
8cm x 6cm
Place of Origin
South Australia
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1870-1999 Late)
Registration Number
1987-004
Donated/Purchased
Donated
Techniques
Perforated Card Work,
Objects
Needle Holders,Needlework Equipment,

Physical Description

The perforated card (Bristol board) covers of the needle book have been embroidered in cross stitch in silks of soft tan and green colours with repeat patterns including flowers on the front and acorns on the back. The covers are lined with pale turquoise moire silk. The edges and back are bound with a deeper turquoise silk ribbon which is also used as ties. The four flannel pages have been cut with decorative scalloped edges and a pattern of small round holes. Eleven needles are still in place.

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