Makes sense. That's what I do in my sewing circle--bring the nice stuff to work on and leave the ugly stuff at home.
Terry -----Original Message----- From: h-costume-boun...@indra.com [mailto:h-costume-boun...@indra.com] On Behalf Of Lavolta Press Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:23 PM To: Historical Costume Subject: Re: [h-cost] Is h-costume still going? I get the impression that in the nineteenth century there was "private" versus "public" needlework. Unmarried young women, at least, tended to do mending and make underclothes (shirts fell into that category) only within the family (when no callers were expected) or at most, only in front of intimate female friends. Their public, "fine" needlework showed off their skills in embroidery, netting, and so forth. When they made calls, they might be embroidering a flounce for a dress, or embroidering a fire screen, but not mending stockings. Unpretentious matrons and mothers of large families might do plain sewing and mending in a more public way, but elegant married women, not. Fran Lavolta Press www.lavoltapress.com On 12/17/2015 6:38 AM, annbw...@aol.com wrote: > I have been getting the monthly reminders from indra.com, but I have to admit > I don't read them. > > > I also have something to share--this is based on the paper I gave at the Jane > Austen Society of North America's annual general meeting in Louisville in > October. > > > > http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/on-line/vol36no1/wass.html > > > Ann Wass _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume