[1914–1915 Student Sewing Note Book with Swatches kept by Wilhelmina Bock of New York City].
Wilhelmina Bock’s notebook has 64 textile swatches of stitching or needlework examples that she completed. All are captioned. One large swatch demonstrates 12 decorative white work techniques. Other skills Bock learned and made exemplars for are basting, bias work, seams, facing, trimming, smocking, tucking, couching, fagoting (embroidery), sewing eye hooks, button hole making, cord shirring, and drawn work.
Bock was an early graduate of the all-girls Washington Irving High School in Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Her note book shows her at “M.T. School, New York.”
Description: [1914–1915 Student Sewing Note Book with Swatches kept by Wilhelmina Bock of New York City].
[New York City, 1914–1915]. pp. 8½ x 7 inches. Stiff paper covers and cloth spine. One swatch missing; paper loss to bottom edges and margins of cover and first 20 leaves, contents not affected. Overall, very good.