Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Good!! Just Good!!! 

Those who know me know of my interest in the teaching of plain sewing skills in the late 19th - early 20th century.

In my collection is a certificate awarded to Mary hearn by the London Institute For The Advancement of Plain Needlework in 1917.

Now poor Mary was awarded the standard of "Good" for her efforts. Does this mean she did a superb job, or is it damnation by faint praise. Hmmm, we'd have to see her seams and hems and tucks and buttonholes to know.

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