Origin and date: American 18th century
Linen count and finished size: 30-count same as the original: 9″x 8″ when opened completely and flat
Stitches: Irish and eyelet stitches using Appleton crewel wool
Source: Old Sturbridge Village
E.S. Pocketbook shown closed. Probably made in Massachusetts during the last quarter of the 18th century, this canvaswork pocketbook was originally worked in Irish stitch with wool threads on a linen ground. It was bound with green worsted tape, gusseted at the sides to open to one compartment, and the initials E S are stitched in eyelet stitch on the outside, and repeated inside. On 30-count linen, worked in Irish and eyelet stitches using Appleton crewel wool the finished piece will be the same size as the original.