The Great Depression (1929–1933) bankrupted countless people not only financially but emotionally as well. For many women, humble gingham fabric, inexpensive thread, and simple embroidery stitches combined to nourish and comfort tattered spirits. The embroidery technique that cheered them was known at the time as Depression Lace, Hoover Lace, or Hoover Star embroidery (the last […]

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Discover the Beauty of Art Silk Embroidery

The halo of strawberries caught my eye. Such pretty little things! They looked so lifelike—fully ripe most of them, surely sweet and succulent—and so tempting. It seemed I could pluck them off the doily on which they were embroidered and pop them into my mouth. I did something wiser instead. I paid the charity shop […]

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