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Making a ‘Home Sweet Home’

Home decor and handicrafts are popular hobbies today, and are something that our ancestors very much enjoyed too, picking up Their needles to furnish Their houses. Jayne Shrimpton takes a stitch back in time



The border at The top of These pages shows a pattern for Berlin wool work, c1860
Victorian homes displayed as many ornate curtains as householders could afford, as seen in this bookcase portière from Needlework: Artistic and Practical, 1889

Many of our female ancestors learned to sew from a young age, some practising various textile crafts throughout Their lifetimes. Here we revisit The 19th and 20th centuries, examining how generations of women in our families have used Their needle skills to furnish and decorate Their homes with flair, patience and love.

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