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Stitching Collection

Background imageStitching Collection: Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'

Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'. With descriptions, A Marcelle Lely model from Debenhams is shown above carried out in a beige Rodier

Background imageStitching Collection: Original Artwork - little patched-up blue fabric dog

Original Artwork - little patched-up blue fabric dog, holding a yellow flower. Date: circa 1937

Background imageStitching Collection: Insetting, Stitching and Cutting, Black & White magazine

Insetting, Stitching and Cutting, Black & White magazine
Insetting, Stitching, Cutting, Black & White magazine. 1893

Background imageStitching Collection: Advert for The Modern Knitting Book

Advert for The Modern Knitting Book
Black and white advert for The Modern Knitting Book, inside The Etiquette of To-Day, edited by Flora Klickmann. Date: circa 1914

Background imageStitching Collection: Advert for the Home Art Series of books

Advert for the Home Art Series of books
Black and white advert for the Home Art Series of useful skills such as crochet and fancy stitchery on the inside front cover of The Etiquette of To-day book, published by the Girls Own Paper

Background imageStitching Collection: Paget stump work

Paget stump work
Page from The Sketch featuring two examples of stump-work - raised needlework and embroidery pictures - done for the Paget family

Background imageStitching Collection: TAPESTRY MAKING 1930S

TAPESTRY MAKING 1930S
A woman makes a tapestry, tracing the design from a canvas. Date: 1930s

Background imageStitching Collection: A stitch in time saves nine 1866

A stitch in time saves nine 1866
A middle class mother sews her daugthers clothing with the little watching her. Date: 1866

Background imageStitching Collection: 16th century Bookbinders

16th century Bookbinders
Stages in the binding of a books : stitching the gatherings, flattening the sheets for insertion. Date: 16th century

Background imageStitching Collection: Woman crocheting 1906

Woman crocheting 1906
Photograph of a woman entitled Wandering Thoughts crocheting at home maybe for a piece of clothing or a doily. Date: 1906

Background imageStitching Collection: 17th century Tailors

17th century Tailors
A pair of tailors at work : one, who wears a wig, stands at a table with shears to cut cloth, while his assistant sits stitching. Date: 17th century

Background imageStitching Collection: Carpet maker stitches the hem of a striped carpet, Rajasthan

Carpet maker stitches the hem of a striped carpet, Rajasthan
A carpet maker stitches the hem of a heavy coir striped carpet outside his workshop in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Date: 1984

Background imageStitching Collection: The hands of sailmaker William Leitch, in his sail loft

The hands of sailmaker William Leitch, in his sail loft
The calloused working hands of sailmaker William Leitch, of East Loch Tarbert, Scotland. William is the third generation of sailmakers to work from the old sail loft in Tarbert on the West Coast of

Background imageStitching Collection: Fishing net cart, Bermeo, Spain

Fishing net cart, Bermeo, Spain
Men haul fishing nets from a cart on the harbourside at Bermeo, Spain, while one of their wives sits on the ground to repair them Date: 1990

Background imageStitching Collection: Fisherman, wicker lobster pot, Seaton

Fisherman, wicker lobster pot, Seaton
A fisherman wearing a fishermans smock and cap, mends his nets using a net shuttle on the pebble beach at Seaton, Devon. He sits on a wickerwork lobster pot beneath the cliffs

Background imageStitching Collection: Jones Sewing Machine - By Royal Appointment

Jones Sewing Machine - By Royal Appointment
Jones Sewing Machine - by Royal Appointment to both the former Queen Alexandra and current (then ) Queen Mary. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStitching Collection: Workers at Finns Shoe Factory, Penzance

Workers at Finns Shoe Factory, Penzance
Rows of women working at sewing machines at Finns Shoe Factory - Penzanze, Cornwall

Background imageStitching Collection: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Carpet Weavers at work

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Carpet Weavers at work. Date: 1911

Background imageStitching Collection: Suits & Dresses 1935

Suits & Dresses 1935
Stylish & unusal details enliven these dresses & suits. Some features include a 3- piece suit, jabot, pleated cape sleeves, over-stitching, patch pockets & angular panels

Background imageStitching Collection: Snap Playing Cards - Tailor - Stephen Stitch

Snap Playing Cards - Tailor - Stephen Stitch. circa 1930s

Background imageStitching Collection: French woman using a sewing machine

French woman using a sewing machine
Pretty French woman making her lacy underwear using a sewing machine. Date: circa 1909

Background imageStitching Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a winter glove

Greetings card in the shape of a winter glove. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStitching Collection: Cutout Christmas card with cricket ball

Cutout Christmas card with cricket ball
Cutout Christmas card with a hand holding a cricket ball -- a right good innings! Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStitching Collection: China - Young Street Tailor Girls

China - Young Street Tailor Girls. Date: circa 1906

Background imageStitching Collection: Advert for Panda shoes 1948

Advert for Panda shoes 1948
Stylish, comfortable & practical womans shoe in suede & leather with a low heel & a lace- up front with decorative stitching. Date: 1948

Background imageStitching Collection: Two girls sewing

Two girls sewing
Two girls concentrating on their stitching. circa 1890s

Background imageStitching Collection: Park Wear 1898

Park Wear 1898
Narrow sleeves, slight puff at shoulder, d-b jacket bodice, pointed revers, border of machine stitching, scallop edge over-skirt with side split, 3/4 rounded cape. Date: 1898

Background imageStitching Collection: Maid Stitching Stocking

Maid Stitching Stocking
The maid does some last-minute repairs to her mistresss stocking before she leaves for a ball Date: 1908

Background imageStitching Collection: Civilian Clothing utility label, WW2

Civilian Clothing utility label, WW2
Civilian Clothing utility label inside a cotton garment. The labelling was introduced during the Second World War to help conserve resources

Background imageStitching Collection: Doggy Seamstress

Doggy Seamstress
A dog seamstress stitching up a torn dolly. Date: early 1930s

Background imageStitching Collection: Two ladies in outfits by Philippe et Gaston and Beer

Two ladies in outfits by Philippe et Gaston and Beer
Two fashionable ladies at the seaside. On the left, a three piece in blue crepe trimmed with matching frills, by Philippe et Gaston

Background imageStitching Collection: Two young ladies in outfits by Drecoll

Two young ladies in outfits by Drecoll
Two fashionable young ladies in outfits by Drecoll. On the left, a dress in grey crepe and black artificial satin. On the right, a dress in coral pink crepe with horizontal stitching. 1924

Background imageStitching Collection: Two ladies in outfits by Drecoll and Molyneux

Two ladies in outfits by Drecoll and Molyneux
Two fashionable young ladies at the seaside in late summer outfits. On the left, a green leather jacket with white pleated crepe de chine skirt, by Drecoll

Background imageStitching Collection: Three ladies in outfits by Jeanne Lanvin

Three ladies in outfits by Jeanne Lanvin
Three fashionable young ladies wearing outfits by Jeanne Lanvin. On the left, a two-tone blue dress in lace and crepe de chine, with stitching in silver and red

Background imageStitching Collection: Embroidering, India - Manufacturing decorated Fabric

Embroidering, India - Manufacturing decorated Fabric
Three generations of Indian Embroiderers - Manufacturing beautifully decorated clothing fabric. Date: 1906

Background imageStitching Collection: Girls Fashions 1929

Girls Fashions 1929
Tennis dress with box pleats; travelling coat, scarf & hat; high-waisted frock with gathered skirt, D-B redingote; coat with over-stitching detail & a dress with side pleats Date: 1929

Background imageStitching Collection: Female Type / Gloves 1930S

Female Type / Gloves 1930S
A woman poses outside wearing the latest style of afternoon gloves in yellow jersey trimmed with dark stitching Date: 1930s

Background imageStitching Collection: Shadow drawing. C. H. Bennett, Industry

Shadow drawing. C. H. Bennett, Industry
Industry. A hard working man sits busily stitching fabrics and casts a shadow of a bee hive. Illustration from a series of shadow portraits of fictional characters by Charles H Bennett entitled

Background imageStitching Collection: Binding Machines in Operation

Binding Machines in Operation
Binding machines in operation at the Lund Humphries Printing Works. Automatic Feeders in the Binder supply sections to the endless chain of a wire-stitching machine. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageStitching Collection: Les Invalides, Paris

Les Invalides, Paris
A retired soldier mends his clothing in his room at Les Invalides, a hospital and retirement home for war veterans

Background imageStitching Collection: Immigrant Bootmakers at Work, London, 1904

Immigrant Bootmakers at Work, London, 1904
Engraving showing young male immigrants hard at work making shoes; stitching, sewing and hammering at a work table, London, 1904

Background imageStitching Collection: Two fashionable coats, 1899

Two fashionable coats, 1899
Illustration of a three quarter length coat of black cloth lined with white satin (on left). The coat was decorated with large white pearl buttons

Background imageStitching Collection: Grey & Lace Dress 1899

Grey & Lace Dress 1899
Pale grey dress with an irregular shaped tunic, machine over-stitching, gauged yoke & white lace under-skirt. Her parasol is also trimmed with a lace flounce

Background imageStitching Collection: Costume / Red Shorts

Costume / Red Shorts
Carefree fifties blonde, wearing a cap sleeve blouse & red shorts with side fastening, patch pockets & white over-stitching, leans against some railings

Background imageStitching Collection: Stitching Mens Shirts

Stitching Mens Shirts
Women stitching gentlemens linen shirts in Ireland

Background imageStitching Collection: Shoe Factory Interior

Shoe Factory Interior
The stitching room at the Fine Welt factory of Endicott, Johnson, at Endicott, New York, where more than 4000 persons are engaged in leather working and shoe making

Background imageStitching Collection: Stitching Fur Cloaks

Stitching Fur Cloaks
Men at tables in a workshop surrounded by pelts stitch fur cloaks. A customer lays down his money & places his order. The fur could possibly be ermine

Background imageStitching Collection: Fox Fur Stole C. 1917

Fox Fur Stole C. 1917
Costume of the Great War: short gathered skirt & loose shapeless jacket with over-stitching, lace-up shoes with a Louis heel, a white fox fur stole & a straw hat



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