Book Review:  The Pocket

Book Review: The Pocket

Who would think a simple, commonplace pocket could be the holder of such a scope of fascinating research? Obviously, the authors, Barbara Burman – an independent scholar, and Ariane Fennetaux – associate professor of eighteenth-century history at...
Tie-On Pockets – A Hidden World

Tie-On Pockets – A Hidden World

Pockets for women were often worn hidden beneath the clothing of women of rank.  Working women tended to wear their tie-on pockets over their garments where they were easily accessible. Small and seemingly insignificant, women’s pockets were worn independently...
Maison Lesage

Maison Lesage

Welcome to the stunningly beautiful, elegantly innovative, seductively alluring world of French Haute Couture and the dynastic family of Lesage. The House of Lesage became the doyen of French Haute Couture embroidery collaborating with the world’s elite...
Book Review: The Hunt of the Unicorn

Book Review: The Hunt of the Unicorn

Though not embroidery, the magnificently woven medieval tapestries making up the set known as The Unicorn Tapestries, provide a wonderful vehicle for this richly imaginative work of fiction. No one knows for whom the Tapestries were made or what they mean or...
Book Review:  The Girl Who Wrote In Silk

Book Review: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk

Imagine finding an intricately embroidered sleeve while exploring a relative’s deceased estate. Inara Erickson unearths this long-forgotten treasure, knowing that she has found something quite special and unique. With no knowledge of embroidery, Inara looks for...