A 1900s

Written By Phyllis Hoffman DePiano

In the small town of Héverlé, Belgium, in the year 1900, there was a girl named Esther Detry who was plying stitches by hand, certainly not thinking that in a hundred years her sampler of sewing techniques would be admired, studied and envied by women. Esther was taught by a school mistress whose job it was to educate girls in the finer aspects of sewing so they would be employable by a prominent household, or at least be able to do the necessary handwork for their own.

A 1900s "School-Girl Roll" Portfolio - Classic Sewing