This week I whipped up some cute new 18th century mitts.
I am so in love with these, from the Victoria and Albert, so I chose to make mine similar. I just love that little flash of color from the chintz.
My mitts are made of white linen, with the flaps lined with chintz left over from a gown. I always save my leftover bits. Even the tiniest pieces can come in handy. The mitts are stitched with linen thread and the herringbone stitch, or faggoting, is done in cotton floss.
Now, for an outfit to wear them with... Must get to stitching soon...