Cataloguing the Collections
While everyone in my house is asleep, I like to work on research projects. Currently, my catalogues are a mess. I have no idea what I have in my collections. I decided to start with my photographs. This 1850's 1/9 plate daguerreotype needed new seals, so I decided to scan her while she was open. She is so incredibly clear. I love all the little details in her bonnet, but am absolutely fascinated by her collar. Does anyone know what kind of treatment that is?
3/22/2020 09:47:09 am
The collar is made from narrow waved braid. The braid is formed into a looped design. Each 'point' of the braid is connected by thread work or crochet to create the inner patterns and to hold the loops in place. Waved braid designs similar to this one can be found on collars, petticoats, drawers, neckbands and sleeves on chemises, and other pieces of what I call 'personal linen'. It is time-consuming but not difficult to do. The biggest challenge will be finding appropriately narrow, 100% cotton, waved braid.
3/22/2020 05:31:41 pm
As I went through more pictures today, I found more collarslike this. Thank you!
9/28/2022 09:49:11 am
Very nice blog you have here
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