The Development of Embroidery in America
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Development of Embroidery in America, by Candace WheelerThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Development of Embroidery in AmericaAuthor: Candace WheelerRelease Date: January 4, 2008 [EBook #24165]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK EMBROIDERY IN AMERICA ***Produced by Constanze Hofmann and the Online DistributedProofreading Team at (This file wasproduced from images generously made available by TheInternet Archive/American Libraries.)FrontispiecePainted by Dora Wheeler KeithCANDACE WHEELERFrom the painting by her daughter Dora Wheeler Keith.THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMBROIDERY IN AMERICAByCANDACE WHEELERIllustratedPublisher's logoHARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERSNEW YORK AND LONDONMCMXXIDevelopment of Embroidery in AmericaCopyright, 1921, by Harper & BrothersPrinted in the United States of AmericaX-VCONTENTSCHAP. PAGEIntroductory. The Story of the Needle 3I. Beginnings in the New World 10II. The Crewelwork of Our Puritan Mothers 17III. Samplers and a Word About Quilts 48IV. Moravian Work, Portraiture, French Embroidery and Lacework 62V. Berlin Woolwork 96VI. Revival of Embroidery, and the Founding of the Society of Decorative Art 102VII. American ...



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CANDACE WHEELER.From the painting by her daughter Dora Wheeler Keith Frontispiece MOCCASINS OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK.Made by Sioux IndiansFacing12 PIPE BAGS OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK.Made by Sioux Indians 12 MAN'S JACKET OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK.Made by Sioux Indians 14 MAN'S JACKET OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK.Made by Plains Indians 14 CREWEL DESIGN, drawn and colored, which dates back to Colonial times 18 TESTERembroidered in crewels in shades of blue on white homespun linen. Said to have been brought to Essex, Mass., in 1640, by Madam Susanna, wife of Sylvester Eveleth 22 RAISED EMBROIDERY ON BLACK VELVET.Nineteenth century American 22 QUILTED COVERLET 26made by Ann Gurnee HOMESPUN WOOLEN BLANKETwith King George's Crown embroidered with home-dyed blue yarn in the corner. From the Burdette home at Fort Lee, N. J., where Washington was entertained CHEROKEE ROSE BLANKET, made about 1830, of homespun wool with "Indian Rose" design about nineteen inches in diameter worked in the corners in home-dyed yarns of black, red, yellow, and dark green. From the Westervelt collection BED SET, Keturah Baldwin pattern, designed, dyed, and worked by The Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, Deerfield, Mass. BED COVERSworked in candle wicking SAMPLERworked by Adeline Bryant in 1826, now in the possession of Anna D. Trowbridge, Hackensack, N. J. SAMPLERembroidered in colors on écru linen, by Mary Ann Marley, aged twelve, August 30, 1820 SAMPLERembroidered in brown on écru linen, by Martha Carter Fitzhugh, of Virginia, in 1793, and left unfinished at her death SAMPLERworked by Christiana Baird. Late eighteenth century American MEMORIAL PIECEworked in silks, on white satin. Sacred to the memory of Major Anthony Morse, who died March 22, 1805 SAMPLERof Moravian embroidery, worked in 1806, by Sarah Ann Smith, of Smithtown, L. I. SAMPLERworked by Nancy Dennis, Argyle, N. Y., in 1810 SAMPLERworked by Nancy McMurray, of Salem, N. Y., in 1793
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PETIT POINT PICTUREwhich belonged to President John Quincy Adams, and now in the Dwight M. Prouty collection 56 SAMPLERin drawnwork, écru linen thread, made by Anne Gower, wife of Gov. John Endicott, before 1628 60 SAMPLERembroidered in dull colors on écru canvas by Mary Holingworth, wife of Philip English, Salem merchant, married July, 1675, accused of witchcraft in 1692, but escaped to New York 60 SAMPLERworked by Hattie Goodeshall, who was born February 19, 1780, in Bristol 60 NEEDLEBOOKof Moravian embroidery made about 1850, now in the possession of Mrs. J. N. Myers, Bethlehem, Pa. 64 MORAVIAN EMBROIDERYworked by Emily E. Reynolds, Plymouth, Pa., in 1834, at the age of twelve, while at the Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, and now owned by her granddaughter 64 MORAVIAN EMBROIDERYfrom Louisville, Ky. 66 LINEN TOWELSembroidered in cross-stitch. Pennsylvania Dutch early nineteenth century 70 "THE MEETING OF ISAAC AND REBECCA"—Moravian embroidered picture, an heirloom in the Reichel family of Bethlehem, Pa. Worked by Sarah Kummer about 1790 74 "SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME"Cross-stitch picture made about 1825, now in the possession of the Beckel family, Bethlehem, Pa. 74 ABRAHAM AND ISAAC.Kensington embroidery by Mary Winifred Hoskins, of Edenton, N. C., while attending an English finishing school in Baltimore in 1814 76 FIRE SCREEN 78embroidered in cross-stitch worsted FIRE SCREEN, design, "The Scottish Chieftain," embroidered in cross-stitch by Mrs. Mary H. Cleveland Allen 78 FIRE SCREENworked about 1850 by Miss C. A. Granger, of Canandaigua, N. Y. 78 EMBROIDERED PICTURE 80in silks, with a painted sky CORNELIA AND THE GRACCHI.Embroidered picture in silks, with velvet inlaid, worked by Mrs. Lydia Very, of Salem, at the age of sixteen while at Mrs. Peabody's school 80 CAPEof white lawn embroidered. Nineteenth century American 84 COLLARSof white muslin embroidered. Nineteenth century American 84 BABY'S CAP.White mull, with eyelet embroidery. Nineteenth century American 86 BABY'S CAP. 86Embroidered mull. 1825 COLLARof white embroidered muslin. Nineteenth century American 86 EMBROIDERED SILK WEDDING WAISTCOAT, 1829. From the Westervelt collection 88 EMBROIDERED WAIST OF A BABY DRESS, 1850. From the collection of Mrs. George Coe 88 EMBROIDERY ON NET.for the front of a cap madeBorder about 1820 90 VEIL(unfinished) hand run on machine-made net. American
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