This pocket is hand stitched and embroidered. It is made from beige linen and embroidered with crewel thread made from worsted wool. It was made on a 18th century reproduction lap loom also available in The Heart of Illinois Country Heritage Shop.
French women in the mid 1700s wore pockets tied around their waist over their petticoats but under the skirts of their robes. These pockets served the purpose of carrying their personal belongings, much like carrying a purse today. The pockets were embroidered in beautiful designs. Most commonly in the Illinois Country the pockets were made of linen embroidered with crewel threads made from worsted wool.This designed is based off an original from the book 18th Century Embroidery Techniques by Gail Marsh.
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