The Bed Work

A Useful Domestic Exercise  © 2007-15

Click here: UsefulDmstcExcse_Hswrk2_SpecsBiblTxt051115.pdf to download a PDF of the complete text, specs and bibliography.

Vintage metal doll bed with wire mattress support:

17” (H) x 14” (W) x 20” (L)


Sham Pillow w/Pillowcase front (antique linen napkin)
6 1/2” (W) x 10” (L)


Bedspread (vintage cotton curtain, white lace scallop trim)
26” (W) x 30” (L)

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if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me:
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Bottom Sheet front (vintage white cotton bed sheet)  
22 1/2” (W) x 30 1/2” (L)

Top Sheet back

Bedspread front

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No images may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist.

Mattress front: (red and beige stripped cotton mattress ticking, stuffed with cotton batting, hand tied,
machine embroidered ants)
  3” (H) x 14” (W) x 20” (L)

Bottom Sheet back

A continuation of the telling of stories from women’s history and housework, through the voices of women from the 18th century to contemporary homemakers.

Advice ranges from the suggestion in creating an office, in order for the homemaker to have a specific place to conduct her “Business of Housekeeping”; as well as the hygienic principles concerning types of bed and linen, how to deal with household pests, and exercise for the body.

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Quilt Cover front (vintage cotton flower/checked
patterned feed sack, 5 vintage plastic buttons)

16” (W) x 25” (L)

Quilt Cover front (vintage cotton flower/checked patterned feed sack,
vintage plastic buttons)
  16” (W) x 25” (L)


Pillowcase front (vintage cotton handkerchief)  5 1/2” (W) x 8” (L)

Pillow front (vintage cotton sheeting, digital ink jet printed image,
poly fiber fill)
  5” (W) x 8” (L)


Bedspread back side

Pillowcase & Pillow back

Top Sheet front (vintage white cotton bed sheet with embroidered
scalloped edge)
  22 1/2” (W) x 30 1/2” (L)

Quilt Cover back

Mattress back detail

Vintage doll bed frame with wire mattress support (vintage metal doll bed with wheels)
17” (H) x 14” (W) x 20” (L)

Bedspread back

Sham Pillowcase front (antique linen napkin)
6 1/2” (W) x 10” (L)

Sham Pillow front (vintage cotton sheeting, digital ink jet printed image, poly fiber fill)  6” (W) x 8” (L)

Sham Pillowcase back

Sham Pillow back

Quilt front (vintage 100 lb Vitality Brand feed sack bag,
stuffed with cotton batting, hand tied)

15” (W) x 23 1/2” (L)

Quilt Cover back

Quilt back

Top Sheet front detail

Top Sheet back detail

Bottom Sheet back detail

Mattress front long edge

Mattress back long edge

Mattress front short edge

Mattress back short edge

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