1880s “My Needles” homemade perforated paper needle book
Delightful homespun needle book made of perforated paper (Bristol board) with wool inner pages, circa 1880. The front is cross-stitched “My Needles” and the back “From ma” with satin stitched corner accents. The wool pages have buttonhole edges top and bottom. The paper at that time was much finer than the perforated paper available now, about 20 count. It measures about 2″ square.
The condition is fairly good, with some loss to the back cover and small tears on both covers.