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Apron

From the Collection of Stratford and District Historical Society Stratford Victoria

Description
Half apron in red and white gingham with chicken scratch embroidery and white rick-rack braid. Backed with white lawn.
Size
H 52cm x W 45 cm
Object Registration
04971VSFH
Keywords
embroidery, handcraft, craft
Historical information
Located in opportunity shop in Melbourne, where it was purchased for $2. The donor has considerable knowledge of chicken scratch embroidery (surface weaving on cross-stitch on gingham to emphasise colours). She considers this the best example of the art she has seen, with several very rare stitch combinations. It has been posted to experts overseas and in Australia for examination.
Last updated
31 Aug 2018 at 1:06PM