Cross-stitched harvest mouse picture on fabric, held in an embroidery hoop. Cross stitch is the oldest form of embroidery, a needlecraft practised all over the world since the Middle Ages. It was traditionally used to embellish household items such as linens and tablecloths and more recently has become more popular for decorative items.

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Date 1900s
Material(s) CottonFabricWood
Item number MBPO173

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