Period clothing - reproduction work of art!

This embroidered reproduction 17th-century jacket took more than 250 needlework volunteers and three years to finish.

"Three years ago, Plimoth Plantation approached Tricia Wilson Nguyen, an MIT-trained engineer specializing in, of all things, historic needlework, to see if she would help lead an ambitious project. The museum wanted to re-create a lavishly embroidered 17th-century woman’s waistcoat as the centerpiece of an upcoming exhibition on how America’s founders dressed themselves.

"I told them they were totally crazy,’’ said Nguyen, who lives in Arlington.

She knew it could take hundreds of people thousands of hours to do the intricate needlework, using a centuries-old embroidery stitch few people know. As if that wasn’t enough challenge, the materials needed - silver gilt threads, hand-cut sequins - had been out of production for centuries and would have to be reinvented..."


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1 comment:

  1. That is absolutely ridiculous! the amount of time and pain staking labor! holy cow! it's absolutely gorgeous tho!!! I'm actually quite jealous! I could only dream to make such a work of art!

    Very very pretty!!!
    Mama Penguin
    xoxoxo

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