Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flame Stitch Wallet by Lauren Agnello

I just received this flame stitch wallet this weekend as a belated Christmas gift and can't say enough about how impressed I am with the work and quality. 

Reproduction flame stitched pocketbook by Lauren Agnello, based on an original from 1763. Wool crewel work on linen in shades of violet, purple, olive green, yellow, and brown. (32 threads per inch) with osnabrig interfacing, lined with window-pane check linen, and edged with indigo blue twill tape.

The original was listed as, "a wool needlework wallet, America, c. 1763, envelope-shaped pocketbook with flap closure and two dividers, worked in the Irish stitch in a lapped diamond pattern in shades of green, red, blue, brown, yellow, and violet, stitched lettering and date "GILES RUSSELL 1763 AE," with faded olive green and indigo glazed wool lining, and faded olive wool twill tape edging."

Copy and photos supplied by Ward Oles of The Eastern Door.

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