Mantel Pelmet

Catherine Dickens was a talented needlewoman. She used Berlin Wool work, a popular Victorian technique, to embroider this decorative mantel edging for her friend Betty Lemon in 1853.

Embroidered mantel pelmet made by Catherine Dickens, canvas and wool, 1853

Embroidered mantel pelmet made by Catherine Dickens, canvas and wool, 1853.
DH478 © Charles Dickens Museum

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