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Name of Dress:  Shawl Bordado
Made by:  Greta Gothard
Made for:  Francisca Montoya
Made with:  white tassle, white silk, light green, dark green, orange, peach, yellow and pink embroidery thread

"Bordado" means "Embroidery" in Spanish, so this is Francisca's extremely special "Embroidered Shawl."
It was bought for her in Mexico City by her Tia Magdalena as a Christmas present, and was hand-embroidered by Greta Gothard.

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The design for the embroidery is based off a real shawl from the Montoya's time period that I saw in a book. 

Before I started, I penciled in the flowers and vines that I wanted to embroider onto the white silk.

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The embroidery starts in the center of the shawl, and works its way along the edge so that it can be seen in full from the back.

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The tassling along the edges makes the shawl even longer and more elegant, and it looks beautiful when Francisca spins around the dance floor.



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This website and it's contents are in no way officially related to Pleasant Company, American Girl, My Twinn, Magic Attic, Gotz or any of the companies mentioned on these pages. 
 
These pages are for the display of the private collection of the Gothard Sisters, and for the sale of certain homemade items which we have copyright over.