OwnerVerna Doak
Location VIC
MakerMargaret Osterfield
Origin
Pattern Medallion
Date
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

Made by Margaret Osterfield (born Falletta 25 August 1856) at Burnt Gully near Bendigo Victoria, for Verna and Kaye's parents, probably in 1939-1940. Owned by Verna's sister, Kaye Osterfield. "Margaret Osterfield was a very hard working farmer's wife. She and husband Frederick Osterfield had ten children, my father [being] the second youngest. They lived at Burnt Gully, approximately ten miles from Bendigo. She crocheted and embroidered until her death on her 87th birthday."
[Verna Doak]

Description

Made from crocheted rounds with raised centre, using left-over wool. Centre is a flat circle of clusters of treble stitch. Padding is a piece of blanket. Backing is blue cotton fabric. Centre not in good repair. Colours mainly yellow, red, blue, green, pink, white and black.

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