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Vintage & Antique Textiles
View this beautiful video about the embroidery of Appenzell, Switzerland. It's easy to unserstand how treasured this art form still is today.
Marghab Embroidery Pattern Reference
Although Cynthia's Linen Room is no longer active on the web, she has left the Marghab reference section active for collectors to use as reference. Thank you Cynthia!
Marghab Linens were produced in Madeira, Portugal between 1934-1984 and were marketed as some of the finest embroidery of the time.
This board is owned by Diane M. She has a nice "catalog" of Quaker Lace tablecloth patterns. Find her board here:
Vintage Tablecloth Lovers Club
This club has been on the web since 2002 "... to promote the education and appreciation of these pieces of "Kitchen Textile Art" from our past". There's lots of resources on their website and fun posts on their Facebook page.