E.S. Pocketbook

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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

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Description

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.

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