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Monday, June 12, 2006

Now this was a real 'find'. A tray cloth put out by Semco, an Australian embroidery supplies company that was very prolific in the first half of the 20th century. The whole cloth wouldn't fit on the scanner, so a brief explanation is in order. The design is not meant to be completely covered by stitching; just embellished in a few places with bright colours. For example, the leaves on the tree in green, the man and lady (not visible here) could have their clothes sewn in red or blue, and so on. There were three or four other designs in the shop, but I didn't have enough cash on me to buy them all.
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Maggie Ann said...

It is so interesting to see things like this!

Chelle said...

Love the art deco look, how kewl. The Semco tray cloth is so interesting, I've never seen anything quite like it.