Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I am doing research for a project I am considering, as I posted about here.
This is what I've found so far...
1800 accesories - Cashmere shawls worn as stoles, long with paisley decorations at the short end.
Baker's dozen of important women from the Napoleonic Era (Jane Austen is number 3, and number 4 is in the beautiful image above, Mme Recamier, celebrity and wearer of casemere shawls).
Antique postcard showing a girl with a stole over her arm (left).
1818: Eliza Ridgely painted by Sully, not sure what her stole is made of here, shines like silk, doesn't look woven/knit (right).
Wool shawl, with helpful dimensions of a real 1810 wool shawl: only 9.25" wide, but very long. Plain body with edgings and ornate ends woven in paisley.
Moss (seed) stitch eats more yarn than sockinette.