Victorian Embroidery

Victorian Embroidery

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This magnificent survey features lavish illustrations of domestic and church embroidery from the 1830s through 1901. Quilts, wall hangings, cushions, clothing, screen panels, curtains, and other items appear here, designed by William Morris and other artisans of the Arts and Crafts movement and rendered in - Wool-work; - Beadwork; - Many kinds of whitework; - Patchwork; - AppliquAc. Supplemented by references to Victorian periodicals and pattern books, this collection is based on the author's firsthand study of rare surviving examples of the embroiderer's art from the Victoria and Albert Museum. 71 halftones. 19 black-and-white figures.She marked the patterns on the quilt tops with a blue pencil and was paid from one-and-sixpence to two shillings for each quilt top she marked. She could ... Her a€œRed Stara€ quilt, illustrated by Mrs. Fitzrandolph, is a fine example of the a€œGardiner a€ style. Elizabeth ... West Country quilts are generally characterised by fan corners and circular motifs in the centre similar to those found on Welsh quilts. Quiltinganbsp;...

Title:Victorian Embroidery
Author:Barbara J. Morris
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2003-02-03


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