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Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework
     

Old-Time Tools & Toys of Needlework

by Gertrude Whiting
 

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It was quite fashionable among the ladies of Marie Antoinette's court to employ stilettos and punches for parfilage. They unpicked the gold and silver threads from the richly embroidered material of their gowns and cloaks. A set of bone bobbins was found in England with the Lord's Prayer spirally incised phrase by phrase along each bobbin's length. A

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