Detail of the fabric used for the skirt flounces on a day dressprinted cotton muslin with woven checkc.1852-1856

Detail of the fabric used for the skirt flounces on a day dress
printed cotton muslin with woven check
c.1852-1856

Detail of the coloured tambour work embroidery round the hem of a day dress
cotton lawn, cotton thread
c.1815-1820

Details of the central motifs from two of a set of knitted pita lace mats, made in the Azores
silk thread
19th century

Detail of a broderie anglais flounce from a petticoat
cotton, cotton thread
c.1860-1870

Detail of the trimming on a cape
silk satin, machine net, glass beads, spangles
c.1870-1890

Detail of the sleeve trimming on a day dresssilk crepe, silk satin, machine lacec.1903-1907

Detail of the sleeve trimming on a day dress
silk crepe, silk satin, machine lace
c.1903-1907

Sampler of filling stitches in counted thread work, worked by Barbara Joyce Taylor
linen, wool thread
1944

Details of a whitework embroidered dress, probably worked in India, showing the skirt (top image) and buttons on the front of the bodice (bottom image), along with Miss Rachel’s original label
cotton muslin, cotton thread
c.1905-1918

Set of needlework tools consisting of tape measure, thimble, pincushion, bodkin or awl, tweezers, stiletto, scissors and folding penknife all in original box
silver, leatherette, velvet
c.1890