Glossary of Terms used in 1900s-era “fancywork” books.
Brown, Anna Wuerfel
- Ravelry fan page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/anna-wuerfel-brown
- The New Filet Crochet Book, 1912 http://www.archive.org/download/newfiletcrochetb00kirc/newfiletcrochetb00kirc.pdf
[kri-ton, kree-ton] Show IPAnouna heavy cotton material in colorfully printed designs, used especially for drapery and slipcovers.Origin:
1865–70; < French, after Creton, Norman village where it was produced
- Any of the type of textile or household crafts created by women in the early 1900s.
- What is Fancywork Crochet? (crochetme.com)
- A portière is a hanging placed over a door or over the doorless entrance to a room. Its name is derived from the French word for door, porte . http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_drapery_portier
- Note: The portiere shown in the Priscilla Helps for Household book is not being used in this manner, rather, is a simiilarly open beaded drape used as an embellishment over a sheer panel.
- shirt·waist (shûrtwst)
- Boston-based Italian designer Carmela Testa appears to have self-published the phenomenal Variety Italian Cut Work and Filet Lace. http://ia700209.us.archive.org/10/items/varietyitaliancu00bost/varietyitaliancu00bost.pdf