Madeira Work Trimmings

Madeira work trimmings are a form of whitework executed in long narrow strips (trimming).

They were worked by nuns on the island of Madeira in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The trimmings were used as edgings, flounces and insertions.

See also: Madeira embroidery

Source: CAULFEILD, Sophia Frances Anne and Blanche C. SAWARD (1882), The Dictionary of Needlework, London: L. Upcott Gill, p. 339.


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