Canterbury Shaker Leather Sewing Roll-Up Sister Ethel Hudson
Bronzed leather sewing roll-up belonging to Sister Ethel Hudson, the last living member of the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. Canterbury Shaker Village was formed in 1792. At its high point in the 1850s, the 3000 acre village featured 100 buildings and supported 300 residing members. Ethel Hudson (4 Jun 1896 - 7 Sep 1992) was the last Shaker sister in residence.
Elegant bronzed leather sewing roll-up lined in a pale blue colored silk satin, and edged with a dark sage-colored silk binding trim.
The interior has 3 wool page needlecloths with hand embroidered botanical motifs and edging in pale blue thread. Interior pocket for holding needle packets. Bottom roll holds spools of thread and sewing accessories.
Contents include: Ketcham & McDougall Co. sterling thimble, measuring tape, Pauls Bros. folding scissor, Swank cufflink, brass buttons, spools of thread, bone awl, wood darner, packets of needles.
4.75" W x 9.5" L x 2" D
PROVENANCE: Purchased directly from Sister Hudson by Richard Vandall. Acquired by Glee in 1993.
CONDITION: Very good. Overall leather surface in good condition with strong bronze shimmer. Binding trim overall in good condition with no deterioration to edges. Missing silk ties. Fading and yellowing to silk interior cloth. Interior wool has no holes. No repairs or alterations.