Throughout the 1800 it was a familiar practice for the fabric swatches of dresses / gowns made for the gentry, to be kept in a book often referred to as a “Textile Sample Book”. Therefore my interpreted sample for this week’s Diary image is in line with a “Textile Sample Book”. I have engaged a yellow floral motif fabric with a piece of lace attached, mounted into a grey card. The gown in the Diary image is a brighter yellow, more of a canary yellow, but i have chosen a softer yellow for this sample. When looking at the physiological effects of colours, I have read that yellow is used to build self-confidence and encourages optimism. Yellow is such a happy and uplifting colour.
|Womens sack back gown and petticoat of woven silk, England, 1760-5|