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Waistcoat

England, Great Britain. 1730-1739 Artist/Maker: Unknown. Silk satin, silver thread, spangles, silk thread; hand-sewn and hand-embroidered.

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from V and A Collections

Corset

England, ca. 1825 - 1835 Cotton, silk thread, trapunto work; White cotton corset with silk trapunto work. Busk down centre middle, separate breast double-gussets with trapunto strap in centre of each breast. Corded and quilted work down sides of corset, armholes set quite far back. Laces down the back

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from NeedlenThread.com

A Visual Feast: Needlepainting Up Close: By Hand, With Silk

Wow! This is not a photograph. It is a needlepainting done with fine silk threads. Incredibly lifelike.

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France, black gauze umbrella with embroidery and appliqué, 1890s–1900s, gauze, silk threads, tinted velvet

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Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment, worn in the latter half of the nineteeth century.’ From the book Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century by Akiko Fukai

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It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005 Dress and obi-style sash of lilac and silver brocade; jacket of lilac silk faille embroidered with silk thread; top of nude synthetic net embroidered with silk thread Dress courtesy of Alexander McQueen

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