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The Deborah Harding Redwork Collection

Elizabeth Metz's Floral top
Elizabeth H. Metz
Provenance unknown
74 1/2” x 82 1/2”
MSUM #2001:160.05
Photo by Hossein Montazaran, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

"Elizabeth H. Metz 1904-1905" is stitched in redwork embroidery set in a floral wreath on the center block. More than half of the blocks are florals, other designs are childrens' story book images, peacock feathers, cats, dog, children, turkey, violin, and mandolin. Some of the designs were not completely transfered. For example, the girl in the left corner is missing a leg.

Some of the redwork designs are from "Home Beautiful" and "Ladies Home Journal".

The seams are embroidered with a herringbone stitch. The seams are flat-fell seams, allowing the back of the coverlet to look finished. It is not quilted.


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