When I was looking for documentation for the embroidered needlebook I entered in a recent Mists A&S competition, I was directed to Herbert Norris -- there's a drawing of this style of needlebook in his "Tudor Costume & Fashion" book. (Granted, his book isn't the best source, but that was the best I could find.) I can get you the exact page number tonight, if you want.
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From: "Susan B. Farmer" <sfarmer@...
> Hi! Sorry if you're following this thread (*giggle*) from the
> historic needlework list ...
> I know that y'all did an article on the period sewing kit (thank you,
> it was a wonderful piece), and in that issue was a project of a
> needlebook. In that article it says that it's "a 16th-century type
> which can be hung from a belt, with �pages� of fulled wool, a cover,
> and an outer case closed at one end." Can you give me a reference for
> this? I'm in discussion with an Embroidery Laurel who steadfastly
> maintains that this kind of cloth needlebook is A Victorian Thing.
> Susan Farmer
> University of Tennessee
> Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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