Crochet Placemat, Lace Collar, Bible Marker and Doilies, Ladies Embroidered Apron, Ladies Face Veil
Description
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This record contains 5 photographs of items used or made by the women of the Hardy family of Sheridan, Trafalgar Township in the late 1800s, early 1900s. The face veil was worn by Isabella Jane (Stevenson) Hardy, 1890-1900 era.

The collar is purchased, machine-made lace but the edges were likely trimmed and hemmed by the wearer.

The little doilies and the crochet cross are patterns that are still made and used today. The cross book mark is often given to a child with the gift of a new bible or hymn book. Although fewer people crochet their placemats these days, the patterns seen in this placemat are definitely often used in modern day crochet work of all kinds.

The delicate apron is all handmade. It may seem like a child's apron to modern eyes but it was indeed made to fit an adult woman in the Hardy family.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Isabella Jane (Stevenson) Hardy
Local identifier
TTLB000186
Collection
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4998609624135 Longitude: -79.6624237133789
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Crochet Placemat, Lace Collar, Bible Marker and Doilies, Ladies Embroidered Apron, Ladies Face Veil
Contact
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Email:michelle@tths.ca
Website:

Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton
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Crochet Placemat, Lace Collar, Bible Marker and Doilies, Ladies Embroidered Apron, Ladies Face Veil


This record contains 5 photographs of items used or made by the women of the Hardy family of Sheridan, Trafalgar Township in the late 1800s, early 1900s. The face veil was worn by Isabella Jane (Stevenson) Hardy, 1890-1900 era.

The collar is purchased, machine-made lace but the edges were likely trimmed and hemmed by the wearer.

The little doilies and the crochet cross are patterns that are still made and used today. The cross book mark is often given to a child with the gift of a new bible or hymn book. Although fewer people crochet their placemats these days, the patterns seen in this placemat are definitely often used in modern day crochet work of all kinds.

The delicate apron is all handmade. It may seem like a child's apron to modern eyes but it was indeed made to fit an adult woman in the Hardy family.