The fabrics are wools and some crepelike pieces and all the embroidery is done in yarn. Some of the yarn is broken where it has been folded. I have no idea how old it is, but the fabric on the back looks very old. It is not bound and there are a couple of holes in it. However the embroidery is beautiful - very even and very nicely done. When you enlarge the pictures, you can see how pretty it is.
I also brought along this old piece of crazy quilting that I found in Ray's mother's things. It appears to have been a pillow and feel sure that it had a lot of velvet pieces. However, it has been really used and the nap is mostly worn from the fabric. The embroidery is pretty on this one, also, and I think there was a painting of a flower in the middle of the piece. At a later date, I will post some more pictures of some of the examples shown. It was a nice program. Don't forget to (click to enlarge)