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Historic Hope Plantation
Width: 36" Height: 30.25"
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This wooden frame was used to hold fabric for embroidery work. Needle arts were an important part of education for elite girls, such as Gov. Stone's daughters. However, fine embroidery was practiced by women of all ages in plantation households. It was one way that women were able to put their personal expression on everyday items, from a purse to a fire screen. A frame could hold the ground for a needlework picture, sampler, or a chair cover. The tapped ends on the frame make it adjustable. This frame is attractive enough to remain in the family parlor even when not in use.
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