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Barbara Johnson

from V and A Collections

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A British reverend’s daughter named Barbara Johnson (1738-1825) kept a meticulous diary throughout most of her life (from age 8 to well into her 80s) of the fabrics she used and details of the garments she made with them.

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from V and A Collections

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Barbara Johnson Albumm 1746-1823 | V Search the Collections. Her dresses were made from the swatches of fabric that she saved and meticulously recorded.

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The letter B: butterfly, bee, bluebird, blackberries, bluebells , reminds me of Britain

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from V and A Collections

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Album with textile samples and fashion plates, compiled by Barbara Johnson, England, 1746-1823.

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I can find 3 people credited with this quote, I don't know who really said it first, though all can be quoted using it... So thank you Barbara Johnson, Thomas Monson, and Arthur Gordon.

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