Work Bag

Embroidered work bag, England, 1702.. V&A T.166-1984. Embroidered work bag, England, 1702.. V&A T.166-1984.

In eighteenth and nineteenth century England, ladies often carried a work bag that contained the basic tools and materials for fancy-work (more precisely known as fancy needlework), often including a housewife.

See also knotting bag.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 12 August 2020). Acc. no.: V&A T.166-1984.

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