Crafty Ideas for a Long Winter | Victorian Crafts | Meredith Sweetpea


Victorian women loved to craft beautiful items

Victorians loved to craft, and often produced fine handiwork. Miss Meredith Sweetpea herself enjoys seeing and displaying items her own great-grandmothers crocheted, tatted, and sewed.

You weren’t able to go into the stores and choose from the abundance of items today, both because they weren’t available, and if they were, families couldn’t afford these niceties.  So women and girls made them themselves.

Some of the types of crafts Victorians enjoyed making include:

  • Featherwork
  • Pincushions
  • Hats
  • Jewelry bags
  • Baby gifts
  • Shoe bags
  • Doilies
  • Lacy collars and cuffs
  • Picture frames
  • Mirrors
  • Sachets
  • Bookmarks
  • Cushions and pillows
  • Fireplace screens
  • Needlecases
  • Table or sofa scarves
  • Tassels
  • Scarves and mittens

On these long winter nights, why not pick up a craft from days gone by and busy yourself creating heirloom items for your next generations.


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