Late 1700 (c.1780s) Indian chintz pregnancy jacket paired with European wool damask pregnancy skirt from the Jacoba de Jonge collection. To learn more about maternity wear listen to episode listen to Episode 27. Pregnancy Chic: Interview with Chanjuan Chen & Kendra Lapolla.
“COURAGE is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain
I have been silent over here for a little while...but not idle! Have just finished designing and refining a new line of six notecards, of which “Courage” is the first. I have big plans to do some good in the world with this series. Just waiting to launch my own website so I can share the plan and implement it more easily...For now, let’s just say these cards are about way more than retail. They’ll also be helping to deliver some desperately needed love and encouragement to women who need it.
Detail of #writingwithaneedle from 'A homage to Frances Soame' an 18th century English lady from Suffolk. Her diary totally intact in its original binding completely drew me in. The way she prints her letters- with no cursive flow to her handwriting- made it a challenge to stitch as each letter has to be individually formed with the needle. Photograph @mlrphoto #whatdoesyourhandwritingsayaboutyou