Needlework Pocket Kit
Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Kit design adapted from 18th Century Crewel Wool Pocket in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection
In the 18th century, ladies wore sewn pouches called pockets beneath their petticoats. The pockets, often worn in pairs, were tied to the waist with fabric belts, and could be reached through slits in the outside skirts. A young colonial girl probably used her pocket for small treasures, a toy, or a handkerchief, while an adult woman might have chosen more utilitarian items and perhaps a few personal things.
Finished size 8½" by 10½".
Pocket design used with permission from
Linda Baumgerten, Curator, Colonial Williamsburg. Kit includes preprinted cotton fabric pocket front, plain cotton fabric back, sewing needle, cotton twill for pocket ties and opening, DMC floss for embroidery, illustrated sewing instructions, color photograph of original pocket, pocket history, and suggestions for pocket decoration.
To order this kit:
1. Call 800-770-5938 or visit http://www.WilliamsburgMarketplace.com.
2. Ask for the Needlework Pocket Kit Counted Cross Stitch Kit SKU32310.
For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, visit the web site.
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