Victorian Hand Bag

c. 1887
(Edited by M. Schlueter)

Victorian Hand Bag
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This Hand Bag is made with two different colored silks — navy blue for the outside of the Bag, and crimson for the lining — and cord matching the two colors.

To work: Cut out the shape as shown in the illustration in both the navy blue silk and crimson. (Note: the size was not noted in the original text). Join at the seams and embroider the navy blue piece with a spray of mountain ash leaves and berries, worked in Crewel Stitch, and with filoselles. Make up the Bag, and cover the seams with the silk cord.

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