Gay Ann Rogers
I am back from my long hiatus.
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December 11, 2018
Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,
nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.
Look at these
I googled East India Company last night, I was looking for interesting images and I found this, East India Company flags and all. Below: a Japanese rendition of a Dutch cargo ship. Wonderful, aren't they! Stitching possibilities everywhere
The East India Company was founded in 1600 by Queen Elizabeth 1 in part for competition with the Dutch for spices.
DH and I ended up in a conversation last night about ivory and which of Carolyn's tools were Indian made for the Britis market and which were native Brit.
Carolyn told me that all Madras tools were English, not Indian, something I hadn't known. So I was asking DH for his opinion.
Changing my email address to:
Christmas This Year on Queendom Website
Occupying a ton of time this year, DH and I catalogued the parts of my collection of needlework tools between 1840 and 1914, and on December 7 we handed over catalogue and tools to a small collections library.
I kept a copy of this catalogue and decided to borrow from our photos and descriptions tools for 12 Days before Christmas.
They will start on December 13 with
12 Hooks Hooking and will end on Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Day itself I will post a 13th photo.
Please consider this your invitation to the festivities.
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Above: East India Company flag. You can see it flying on the two ships in the painting above.
Speaking of Carolyn's Needlework Tools....
Christmas has come early: Carolyn Meacham emailed me that she had just posted an array of needlework tools for sale on her website.
If you would like to see some great needlework tools for sale, hie thee over to Carolyn's Website by clicking on the link below:
Below are just a couple of the many things for sale on Carolyn's website.
An ivory needle case with a perpetual calendar carved on it. Imagine all the work that went into carving this little needle case, and again, as with all these delicate little ivory tools, don't you wonder how it survived in good shape for 200 years?
If I am overly enthusiastic about these offerings, it is because they represent my favorites currently: early 19th century beautifully carved and designed. Here is a little ivory pincushion in the shape of a wheelbarrow, with the black dots and circles we call Madras work.
Madras work designs remind me so much of blackwork, and for a long time I have had a sewing case mixing a Tudor Rose, blackwork and Madras designs in mind.'
As usual, I have no financial interest in Carolyn's business, I just love what she finds
and all too often can't resist temptation.