|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
First World War patriotic tea cloth
Handmade filet crochet and embroidered cotton tea cloth. The centre of the cloth is a crocheted square worked with an image of a ship, two union jacks and the words 'DARDENELLES 1915 OUR HEROES'. This crochet is framed by a plain cotton border with scalloped edges. Each corner is decorated with an embroidered spray of flowers.
This design was one of many patriotic crochet patterns made popular during the First World War. The Ladies Home Journal published a series of these patterns which Australian women could complete to make a variety of household items, such as bedspreads, tray cloths or table cloths.