Lady's Quilted Garments
LADY'S QUILTED CAP, GAUNTLET, AND BOX
Harvey has always been attracted to the beautifully embroidered caps and gloves of the 17th and 18th centuries, so the pieces on display are examples of her interpretation. All three items are made of silk dupion, except the fingers of the gauntlet, which were made from faux suede. The floral pattern has been painted and then hand quilted, with additional embroidery stitches added. The box was made to keep the gauntlet safe. Harvey only made one glove as it was very difficult, so she pretends this is the gauntlet that was "thrown down!"
LADY'S QUILTED JACKET IN THE STYLE OF THE 18TH CENTURY
Harvey is fascinated about quilted garments in history. Many were made to keep both men and women warm in their large and drafty homes. The piece on display is Harvey's version of an early 18th-century lady's jacket. It is made of silk dupion and is fully hand quilted with additional embroidery using patterns of the period. The buttons are handmade, too.