Wednesday, 23 October 2013
For 172 years from 1841, 60 royal babies were baptized in a white Spitalfields silk-satin robe flourished with delicate Honiton cotton lace overlay designed to resemble the dress Queen Victoria wore for her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840. Astonishing that something so fine, so fragile could survive so long in use. The designer of the original gown was the daughter of a coal-miner from Falkirk - Janet Sutherland. For this special endeavour she received the title Embroider to the Queen.
We wish much happiness to Prince George and his family and to another special new arrival for the family of The Sampler Guild - Baby Noah.
Click here to see more about Honiton and the dress.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 16:37