Friday, June 27, 2014

A Vintage Version of an Ackworth Friendship Book

Recently I received these photos from Laura S. of her Ackworth Friendship Book.

Laura lives on her great-great-grandparents' farm in York, South Carolina where she raises sheep (for fiber), goats (for milk), chickens (for eggs), and a pet pig.  Laura is also a reenactor at various historic sites.  She often demonstrates stitching.

Laura chose to give her book an old look by tea dying her linen and stitching the project with a vegetable dyed thread.  On the back of her book she stitched the year "1811" because that is the time frame that she is representing at the historic sites.

the front of Laura's book

the pages of Laura's book

the back cover of Laura's book
I really enjoyed seeing Laura's version of this stitched book and am honored that she takes it with her when she does reenactments.  I also enjoyed reading her Facebook page, Dressing the 18th and 19th Century.  Perhaps you might want to check it out also.


Barb said...

A wonderful little book.

Marilyn said...

What a great idea.

Annmarie said...

Oh my...beautiful and inspiring

stitchersanon said...

What a fantastic idea..just found your blog (no idea why it took me so long lol) and that book is fantastic. I did something similar last year for the Needlework guild but methinks I will be doing something like this as well for my children! Wonderful

woolwoman said...

I love this version Ellen. How interesting to read about the maker and her pursuits as a re enactor in SC. Thanks Mel