Victorian Mitts

In January I spent the winter doldrums prototyping some new things for Previously. They are fingerless gloves, based on Victorian examples from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love the above example, from the late 19th century.

 

 

¬†I’m using a soft nylon netting for the main portion even though I’m usually all for natural materials. I think durability is key here, plus I haven’t found an affordable silk tulle. All the lace is antique from my hoard collection. ¬†Although not in my shop at the moment, they can be found at Mignonette.

Next week I will be dying lace to make them in black!

 

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