The other day I found a very interesting item in a charity shop:
It contains the needlework of H. M. Kinnear. Amongst other things, there’s an example of her [it must have been a her?] French seam:
Her Print Patch is perfectly executed. You have to look carefully to see there is a patch at all:
And her linen embroidery and mending is beautiful:
There are several more pages, with various other kinds of seams, and examples of mending. As you can see, each sample is marred by the stamp: “Institutional Management”. I wonder what the institution was? A children’s home? A mental hospital?
If anyone has any insight into this, I’d be curious to know. In the meantime, well done H. M. Kinnear!