Closeup on day dress, c. 1904-08. If you don't see the pure awesomeness of this, allow me to explain: Every trim here is hand made. Someone, about a century ago, sat down, plotted this, bought the materials and built it, forming minute stitches one by one. The lace was knotted thread by thread. The embroidery stitch by stitch. each pintuck, folded and stitched down by hand. Yards and yards of work. This humbles me.
Embroidery titled 'Seep' by Carol Walker. 2013. Center detail. Printed cotton, shredded lame, netting; metallic and cotton flosses; glass beads. Base is medium weight linen. The product of a crabby mind.