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Nine Cotton Reticules/Purses late 18th/early 19th century

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This set of patterns copied from the extant reticules in the collection of the DAR Museum are wonderful examples of the wide variety made from cotton and linen textiles. Some are very plain rectangles while others have more complex shapes such as hexagonal or modified ovals. Some include very detailed insertion work and embroidery or pen and ink poetry and drawings....all of which are fine examples of women’s handiwork with both needle and pen.
Reticules or as the press dubbed them “ridicules” were very popular at the end of the 18th Century and into the first decades of the 19th Century. Often made at home, reticules could be made from left over dress fabrics or scraps. There was no one particular size or design which allowed for a great deal of individual artistic flair in design and composition. Many closed with a drawstring, though various types of metal frames were available.
9 separate patterns included along with full scale photo images. Detailed instructions for constructions but no specific diagrams other than the photos for the needlework and drawings.

INCLUDED IN THE KIT: One layer of wool interlining and enough wool for the two pillows.

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