Vintage White Linen Dinner Napkins with Hemstitched Drawn Work and Corner Design - Set of Two
TO MAKE REAL GOOD THINGS YOU MUST MAKE THEM OF REAL GOOD THINGS. MRS. W.H. WILSON, 1914
Hemstitched drawn work is a true marvel of a sewing style. It’s always amazing to think that originally this type of needlework was created by pulling individual threads, by hand, from fabric in order to make a pattern. When the first hemstitch sewing machine was invented in 1893, it was quite the time saver and hemstitching became trendy during the Victorian and Edwardian eras thanks to faster production and easier manufacture. Today, there are specific hemstitching machines too for modern sewers, but the vintage pieces always retain a handmade quality that is dainty, delicate and unique.
Dating back to the 1600s, drawn work and hemstitching have yielded millions of unique and individual designs over the past centuries. This particular pair of napkins features embroidered leaves, french knots, and geometric patterns. Each one was handstitched, so they are like mini works of art for your tabletop. Each napkin bears its own unique beauty in the drawnwork execution.
- Matching set of two dinner napkins
- Features embroidery, drawn work and hemstitching
- Classic bright white
- Linen material
In lovely vintage condition with no spots, stains or pulled threads.
Each small napkin measures between 15.5" inches (width) x 16.5" inches (length)
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