Sku : 40253d

Olevia Rebecca Parker 1852 Kit, Silk

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$140.00

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The Lombard Street School, where Olevia Rebecca Parker worked this canvaswork picture at the age of fourteen, was a public school for children from Philadelphia's African American community. Canvaswork, sometimes called Berlin wool work, was commonly taught in schools in the mid-1800s. Education was important to Olevia's family and the free black community of Philadelphia.

During the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, girls were instructed in needlework skills so they would be more proficient as adults. Some were taught at home, but others were sent to schools for instruction by skilled needlewomen. One of the first works a girl created was a sampler to learn her stitches.

• Skill level: beginner to intermediate.

• 32 thread-count, silk thread.

• Dimensions: 15.25" x 13.5".

• Each kit is made by hand, please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.
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Each kit is made by hand, please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping.

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