2 1/4 yards hand-embroidered whitework, early 20th century
If you love the fine whitework used in early 20th century clothing, but have found that most of the pieces you love are much too small, here is your chance. The panel, which is over 2 yards, is large enough to make a skirt.
I have a special affection for the pristine purity of whitework. Without the enhancement of color, a whitework design depends solely on creative combinations of texture. The floral embroidery in this piece combines padded satin stitch with French knots in a highly raised design. The bottom of the wrong side shows the high quality of the embroidery.
The condition is almost excellent. I found one small mend near the bottom selvedge edge. This would probably be turned under for a hem and would never show.
It measures 80" by 45". The embroidery is 4" wide.