Silk Embroidery Trimming
Trimming cut from an evening dress.
Art work details
Trimming cut from an evening dress of about 1827 when this bright yellow, known as 'Bird of Paradise yellow' was fashionable. The net is single-press point net, made on the stocking frame.
After 1786 single-press point net was largely superseded by double-press point net, which was stronger, but single-press net continued to be made in Nottingham up to 1828 and in France well past 1840. The decoration on the net is made from applied silk cord, outline flowers made of silk wound card and floss silk embroidery.
ID Number: NCM 1907-190