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Karen Kimmel Baguette for Fendi

Karen Kimmel Baguette for Fendi

Ground: white satin. Design: on front and back cover, tree in the center, with border of flowers (roses, honeysuckle (?) and pansies). On back-binding four similar flowers. Worked with silk (greens, blues, yellows, pinks, and reds) and purl (gilded silver). Stitches: satin, couching, and French knots. Lined with yellow. Yellow silk pocket inside each cover. Cover and pockets stiffened with cardboard. Worn olive-green ribbon sewed to edge of back cover. Satin frayed at edges; lining edged.

embroidered with silk and metallic threads; woven silk ribbons ~ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“A Concise Account of the Mode of Instructing in Needle-Work ” printed by Thomas I. White, Dublin, 1833″

Needlework Instruction book with samples from The Female Model School Kildare Place Dublin Ireland Circ 1833