Embroidered patchwork cloth used as child’s 'cloud collar'

This piece of embroidered patchwork cloth was used as a ‘cloud collar’ to keep a child’s neck warm.This artefact belonged to donor Ms. Angeline Lee Seow Luan’s mother, Mdm. Lim Hwee Luan, a skilful embroider and sewer who worked at the Capitol Embroidery and Dress-making School in the 1950s. With her skills, she embroidered various designs on clothes for her children. She also made her own wedding dress and cheongsam for her wedding. Most women in the 1950s and 1960s were good at sewing and embroidery work.