... I don t know of any surviving medieval boxes known to have been specifically made for sewing. But Christian de Holacombe and Michaela de Neuville s
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, Feb 16, 2009
--- On Mon, 16/2/09, Coblaith Muimnech <Coblaith@...> wrote:
I don't know of any surviving medieval boxes known to have been specifically made for sewing. But Christian de Holacombe and Michaela de Neuville's article, "A Period Workbox" <http://www.bayrose. org/wkneedle/ Articles/ period_workbox. html>,
includes a couple of 16th- and 17th-century images of sewing boxes of different types and makes reference to additional images (perhaps earlier; they don't say) showing bentwood boxes in use by people who are sewing or doing other types of hand work.
COMMENT, My Lord Coblaith, thank you for posting that link. It's just the kind of data I've been seeking for my Lady - and I wouldn't have known where to look, being very new in the Society, and isolated from the nearest
Shire anyway by more than 70 miles of English Channel.
Yours gratefully, Matthew Baker, Hospitaller for West Dragonshire.
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