Elementary Art Supplement

An Actual Home Grown Design of Texture




Early Dutch peasant art.

Above is an actual example of a textured design from available materials of silk, velvet, cotton and more to demonstrate "practice stitches" by my wife's great grandmother, most likely made as a young girl, between 1866 and 1876 around the time of the Civil War.

This wonderful original work of textured art features materials her great grandmother worked on and later used to clothe her family. This work could be viewed as similar to art found from poor peasants as sometimes shown in the paintings of the early Dutch masters.




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