For this week's Blissful Whites Wednesday post I had a rummage in one of my lace boxes, the one with my little broderie anglaise treasures. They are mostly from France, trims which have come from mantle covers and antique nightdresses, bloomers, underskirts, saved by these thrifty women of old when the rest of the garment was worn out. Whenever I pick up a piece at a brocante or vide grenier, I have to marvel at the amazing workmanship. You'll see from the photos that some of the broderie anglaise is quite large ( mostly from bloomers ) and some is so tiny and incredibly delicate that it is hard to imagine how anybody could have stitched it, probably by candlelight, firelight or perhaps an oil lamp -
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