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I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE
 
Victorian home-made bookmark

embroidery on perforated card 210 x 60 mm, stitched on dark blue silk ribbon

Victorian ladies taught their daughters embroidery and most young girls were expected to produce a sampler on
canvas to show their skill with the needle. Most markers employ small sheets of perforated card which was available
from staitioners of the day, either in plain sheets suitable for cutting to size or ready-made with a decorated border.
Embroidered bookmarks were mainly produced from 1850s till the end of the century where they had been largely
superseded by other types, particularly of woven silk or paper.


Bookmarkers by A.W. Coysh and R.K. Henrywood, Shire Publication Ltd., 1994  













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