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Old August 18th 18, 01:24 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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Default old tablecloth

An elderly woman in our building put a tablecloth on display one
evening last week prior to it being picked up by the museum. She
thought it was needlepoint but actually it was 9 large squares of
cross stitch flower bouquets, crocheted together to make the cloth.

The work was lovely, the back beautifully neat and finished. All on
fine linen.

Her brother 'liberated' the table cloth when they raided Goerings
castle Apparently his mates went for the wine and food on the
table, but he scooped up the tablecloth. They weren't supposed to do
that so finally he laid the cloth under a mate on a stretcher who was
being shipped back home with instructions to mail it to his mother.

So it was made pre-1940s, perhaps by the lady of the castle, or a
daughter, nobody knows but certainly any stitcher will enjoy seeing it
and the stitchers work will always be enjoyed.
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