The technique known variously as Dresden lace embroidery originated in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, which is located in the southeastern part of present-day Germany, in the seventeenth century.
Jane Austen, who never married, had no children of her own. As a doting aunt, Jane is likely to have lavished attention on her numerous nieces and nephews, in particular her older brother Edward’s firstborn daughter, Fanny, who was her favorite niece.
Embroidery, one of the foremost Slavic folk arts, was so revered that it was mentioned in folktales, songs, and proverbs.
Casalguidi embroidery is a distinctive three-dimensional form of needlework, which is worked in neutral colors and mimics sculpted marble.