A white on white embroidered cotton scarf, possibly for a dresser or chest. The design was stamped on the fabric with two embroidery printing blocks. The design is from Godey’s Lady’s Book June 1861, p. 522. The stitches used are eyelet, satin, and stem. The eyelet stitches require first a hole to be made in the fabric and then satin stitches completely covering the edge of the opening.
Currently not on view
Object Name
scarf, white work
Norris, Phebe Smith
overall: 16 in x 36 3/4 in; 40.64 cm x 93.345 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Victorian Needlework
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Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Edna Plummer

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