Monday, 11 January 2010

Boil your own embroidery


From a Pearsall's embroidery yarn advert in Stitchcraft magazine, 1952: "Embroider in real silk... for worthwhile work which will not lose its lovely colours even when boiled."

Yarn and fabric were obviously made of sterner stuff in 1952. I'm always nervous of putting hand-made items in the gentlest of washing machine cycles, let alone giving them a good old boiling.

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