Gretel Parker

Gretel Parker

Shrewsbury, Shropshire / Professional needle felt artist and designer, living in rural Shropshire, England.
Gretel Parker
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Embroidered reticule. Silk embroidered on both sides. Minor breaks to silk. Dimensions: 9.5 by 8" (not tiny)

Embroidered reticule. Silk embroidered on both sides. Minor breaks to silk. Dimensions: 9.5 by 8" (not tiny)

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As we head into full holiday season one of my favorite things are the colors that we traditionally use this time of year. Bright gold and silver, deep red and

As we head into full holiday season one of my favorite things are the colors that we traditionally use this time of year. Bright gold and silver, deep red and

A reticule bag of crimson silk decorated with cream silk ribbon, and an embroidered motif. The bag closes with a cord drawstring. Small bags such as reticules, miser's purses and other types, grew in popularity from the early nineteenth century. Previously, detachable pockets fitted easily under large skirts. When fashion slimmed, women began to carry their everyday articles in external purses. After wide skirts returned purses became mainly for decoration, perhaps to match a bonnet or…

A reticule bag of crimson silk decorated with cream silk ribbon, and an embroidered motif. The bag closes with a cord drawstring. Small bags such as reticules, miser's purses and other types, grew in popularity from the early nineteenth century. Previously, detachable pockets fitted easily under large skirts. When fashion slimmed, women began to carry their everyday articles in external purses. After wide skirts returned purses became mainly for decoration, perhaps to match a bonnet or…