A Victorian Hand Penwiper
This Victorian hand penwiper uses a shape Victorians loved to use. The hand motif was often used on calling cards as well as made in metal as a clip to hold papers, etc. together. Here they combined this popular design with a penwiper - a necessity of the day.
A Victorian Gift - Hand Penwiper
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Cut the shape of the cuff in two pieces, either both of black velvet, or one of velvet and one of fancy material for the wrong side. Work on the motto, "No hands should be idle," to the black velvet with chalk beads.
On the wrong side, stitch the two cuff pieces together, and turn them. Before attaching them to the hand, cut four pieces out of fancy material a little smaller and notch the edges. Sew these first to the hand, and the ornamental piece over them. Then run on two pieces of blond lace, one each way at the wrist of the hand, in the way shown in the figure above, and between them place a row of passementerie.
For more Victorian Gifts, see:
Guitar Pin Holder
Mandolin Pin Holder
Turkish Slipper Thimble and Bodkin Holder
Bellows Bodkin and Pin Holder
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