Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dorset Thread Buttons

Two linen shirts made for two petit garçons including handmade Dorset thread buttons.
These buttons show at the collar of the shirt with lace jabot and cuffs worn with a banyan in Liotard's painting.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bits of Ribbon

Bits of ribbon, used to attach brooches of loved ones, often worn in pairs. Here is pictorial documentation from the 18thC by Jean Liotard, 1760.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fish

April 1st, in France, is a day to give gifts and express friendship. This is an old tradition, seen hidden in painted lines on a gift box from the 18thC.
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