Yarn Doll instructions, Brazilian Embroidery Patterns, Fur trimmings, Seasonable Millinery, and How to Care for Canaries – misc

Yarn Doll instructions, Brazilian Embroidery Patterns, Fur trimmings, Seasonable Millinery, and How to Care for Canaries – misc
This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series The Delineator - January 1892

Starting out with yarn doll illustrations and how to make one for your tot from cotton yarn or cord – with shoe button eyes! The next page is an illustrated article on “Cozy Corners and Artistic Nooks”, followed by a pattern or design for Brazilian Embroidery, to be made of gold thread.

Fashionable dress fabrics for the winter season of 1892 discussed include moire antique, brocaded velvet, satin brocades, and a variety of silks. Fur trimmings needed their own article, as they were quite fashionable and varied in 1892.

There seemed to be alot of fashion inspired by the lush Middle East and India. Early 1890s millinery fashions were similarly decadent, with details of feathers, fur, filmy lace, fastened to the head with decorative yet functional hat pins.

Finally, “A Talk about Canaries”, which discusses the proper care and feeding so that the birds will sing and produce the most vibrant plumage. It’s considered quite proper and appropriate to make some pin money by breeding canaries, about which is written at length. It notes that canaries seem to prefer women, and can become quite affectionate, if treated with patient gentleness. This article ends with a word that teaching canaries how to sing the songs of other birds is often futile, so we should not endeavor to make them into something they were never intended to be.

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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