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Heartstring Samplery - Once Upon A Summer Huswife

Heartstring Samplery - Once Upon A Summer Huswife

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Heartstring Samplery - One Upon A Summer Huswife

From Beth: I don’t know exactly how they came to be called huswifes, but there are documents labeling them such that date back as early as the middle of the 18th century. During the American Civil War, they were often sent off with soldiers containing essential sewing implements so that they could maintain their wardrobe.

"I suppose you all know what a housewife is?  It is a long piece of cloth with a number of small pockets sewed along one side, and made to fold up like a pocket-book, having separate places for buttons, thread, needles, pins, &c., such as some of you may have seen your mothers or grandmothers use."   - The Reformed Presbyterian magazine. September. 1, 1864.

Model Fabric: 35ct Heartstring Blend linen by R&R Reproductions. 

Threads: Weeks Dye Works Dirt Road, Oscar, Whiskey; GAST Piney Woods, Pecan Pie, Ruby Slipper, Classic Colorworks Hazelnut, Poblano Pepper, Tennessee Red Clay.

Stitch Count: 247 w x 71 h

Approx. Sizes: -

Includes: Counted Cross Stitch Pattern/s with Materials List & Instructions

*Due to Copyright Restrictions Patterns are Not Returnable.

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