Found 83 articles matching Textiles, Clothing and Accessories category.
  • Jan 6 2009
  • 6 Jan 2009

Persian Lamb: Telling the Genuine from the Faux

Persian Lamb is a beautiful fur. It’s warm, rather sturdy and can be sporty or dressy. It comes in different curl patterns, depending on the […]

  • Jan 5 2009
  • 5 Jan 2009

The Exquisite Needlework of Appenzell Embroidery

Some of the finest white-on-white hand embroidery comes from a small town at the foot of the Alps in northeast Switzerland. Named for the town […]

  • Jan 5 2009
  • 5 Jan 2009

An Easy Way to Display Your Valuable Rug

Displaying a valuable antique that should be kept of the floor used to be a big and often costly project. You had to sew a […]

  • Dec 26 2008
  • 26 Dec 2008

Caring for Vintage Linens and Textiles – Part Two

The Stains are Out – Now What Do I Do? Now that they’ve been washed, the linens are clean and ready to use. The final […]

  • Dec 17 2008
  • 17 Dec 2008

Preserving the Worth of Your Antique Carpets

We have all seen beautiful Oriental carpets worn to shreds, discolored, cracked, stained, stretched out of shape and visited with all possible manner of abuse and indignity […]

  • Dec 16 2008
  • 16 Dec 2008

Caring For Your Vintage and Antique Linens and Textiles—Part One

Removing Stains and Washing Textiles and Linens The one question that I get asked over and over whenever I’m doing a show is: “How do […]

  • Dec 16 2008
  • 16 Dec 2008

How to Repair Vintage Fur – Yes, You Can DIY

Vintage fur can be fragile. Air, light, heat, insects and accidents all contribute to causing damage to your precious garment. Generally, most people will take […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Iroquois Purses

Iroquois Purses

By Dolores Elliott

  • Nov 25 2008
  • 25 Nov 2008

Large Iroquois Pincushion

Large Iroquois Pincushion

By Dolores Elliott

One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910.

  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

Vintage Clothing: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question!

Vintage Clothing: To Buy or Not to Buy! That is the Question!

By Sharon Maxwell-Yamamoto

A guide on how to choose vintage clothing, how to wear it, what to avoid and WHY to collect it.

First of all, what is vintage clothing? Some people differ on the definition, but generally, if you look it up, you will find this: