This is what Susie said when she contacted me last September to ask me if I do custom work?”
Wow! Did she ever have a treasured hanky…several treasured hankies, as a matter of fact. I am only going to share the first two with you in this blog post because they are so special.
This is a simply splendid example of a Madeira embroidered handkerchief. Just look at the detail in this handkerchief!
It was given to her by her Japanese mother-in-law in 1968 when she and her husband were married and she thinks it may have been made in China in the 1940’s to 50’s.
|Here is the dress I made for her.|
And...this second hanky was given to her by her best friend who said, "Here, this is old, you'll like it!" Ha! Ha! Yes it is old. My research would indicate that this is a fine example of punchwork from around 1920. This was a technique commonly used for wedding handkerchiefs.
You will notice this dress is made a little differently. Each of my Hanky Dresses is created to show off the handkerchief to its best advantage.
|Second Hanky Dress I made for Susie|