Group of Seven Miniature Sewing Samples

Group of Seven Miniature Sewing Samples

Europe, late 19th century

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Heights vary between 5¼” and 2¾” • Widths vary between 2½” and 3½” • sold

Young girls in charity schools and orphanages in various European countries learned practical hand sewing and tailoring skills that could be applied to a future career in service or to the obvious expectations that they would be able to make clothing as a wife and mother. Lessons resulted in the production of small examples that were proof of the student’s skills. This group consists of seven carefully made pieces which demonstrate various skills: cross stitch, button holes, button loops, mending, darning and more.

Sold as a group, unmounted and unframed.


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