It is written by John Styles and on the back cover it says . When mothers left babies at London's Foundling Hospital in the mid-eighteen century , the Hospital often retained a small token as a means of identification , usually a piece of fabric.
In the book it shows these small tokens left with their child. You can read about it here http://www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/exhibit_temp.php- Their is also a slide show showing the textiles. http://www.threadsoffeeling.com/
It is a fascinating insight into textiles and the sad lives of women who were so poor they were driven to give up their babies in hope they would have a better life.
One other thing I don't know how it has happened but I seem to have been voted in the top 50 best quilting blogs by the Guide to Art Schools. Click on the link at the top of the page to see other fellow bloggers who are on the list. All I can say is my dad would be proud!
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