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Typical edwardian hats.

Cobbling an Edwardian Hat

...Ā Sure, youĀ couldĀ buyĀ anĀ antique hat. But this was more fun. It's not difficult andĀ requires no advanced sewing skills. It only takes time, patience, and a few supplies ...
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Women tufting chenille quilts. North Georgia, 1930s.

All About Chenille - a Book Review and a Handbag Upgrade

...Ā enterprising depression-era women hand-tufted cotton bedspreads on their front porches, enlisting friends and neighborsĀ to share the labor and reap the profits ...
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Making 18th Century Patchwork Pockets

Making 18th Century Patchwork Pockets

... In Colonial Williamsburg IĀ saw something that inspired me. Something that uses up scraps, doesn't require mathematical prestidigitation, and serves a function.Ā Turns out, you don't need a formal, printed pattern, even if you aren't all that experienced or skilled ...
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