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Historical Sampler – Two Roses and a Bird

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30 July 2008

Historical Sampler – Two Roses and a Bird

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I sized and printed the motifs I want in the largest circles in the middle of the piece

- two roses, and a bird.

Edit : Both designs are shown in Fashion in Detail, 17th-18th C

The bird also appears in the Victoria and Albert museum collection

Date 1600-1625

Techniques : Leather and satin, embroidered with silk and metal thread, edged with silver-gilt bobbin lace and spangles

Museum number: T.42&A-1954

The roses are 6cm in diameter, (2 inches and a bit) and the bird is 6x7 cm.

Here's the rose in detail :-

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3 Comments:

Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Pearls and goldwork. Oh boy, just what I love. But you are going to have your work cut out for you on this one!

Have you done any goldwork?

Thursday, July 31, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Nope. Nor pearlwork.

Nor all the semi-detached stumpwork, or the ceylone/ladder, trellis and spiral trellis, and buttonhole stitch variations that I will be doing.

I've been learning it all in theory but putting in practice will be a challenge!

Still, it's meant as a 'sampler'and I am going to practise on a seperate piece first

Thursday, July 31, 2008  
OpenID paulahewitt said...

this is going to be fun to watch!

Thursday, July 31, 2008  

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