Folded Paper Pattern for Embroidery with Design for a Tea-Cloth with Bundles of Peach Blossoms

Designer Elvira Mary Courbould [E. M. C.] British

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Folded paper pattern for embroidery, part of a series of 12 that might have been part of a book of embroidery designs, possibly designed by Elvira Mary Courbould. This type of books would be purchased for women to engage in needlework activities and embroidery at the home, decorating a variety of textiles for interiors or to be used in the making of dresses for the members of the household. This plate, titled "Peach-blossom: Five o-clock tea-cloth" contains a design for a teacloth with a border decorated with several short branches with bundles of peach blossoms. The plate only presents the lower-left corner of the teacloth, and the pattern in the design could have been repeated as many times as needed to obtain the size desired for the type of tablecloth made. It also contains a monogrammed letter on the corner inside the border, which could have been customized as desired, changing the "T" presented on this design for the initials of the owner of the actual teacloth.

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