Embroideries Close Up

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an embroidered piece with birds, flowers and leaves on it's border is shown
Elizabethan embroidered herb pillow circa 1580 - 1600
Detail of the embroidery on the front of an Elizabethan herb pillow made circa 1580 -1600. The embroidery is worked in silk floss using detached buttonhole stitch with the stems worked in metal purl. Further embellishment comes from many tiny spangles and a metal thread lace edging.
an old piece of cloth with flowers and birds on it
Elizabethan embroidered herb pillow circa 1580 - 1600
Detail of the embroidery on the back of an Elizabethan herb pillow made circa 1580 -1600. The embroidery is worked in silk floss which has worn away in places, revealing the tiny stitch holes.
an elaborately designed piece of cloth on display
Italian embroidered velvet bag, 17th century
A detail of the couched metal cord embroidery decorating a velvet bag.
an embroidered piece with flowers and leaves on it's sides, sitting on a white surface
Crewel work pockets, 18th century
Detail of the crewel embroidery on a pair of women's pockets from the 18th century. Worked in fine wool thread on linen.
A detail of the silk floss embroidery on man's waistcoat of cream satin circa 1780. Cream, Embroidered Waistcoat, Men's Waistcoat, Antique Dresser, Satin, Silk
Detail from a man's embroidered waistcoat circa 1780
A detail of the silk floss embroidery on man's waistcoat of cream satin circa 1780.
a bunch of flowers that are on some fabric
Georgian chenille and aerophane embroidery, circa 1780 - 1800
A detail of an embroidered floral picture worked circa 1780 - 1800. The embroidery uses chenille threads and aerophane to create a highly textured effect.
a painting of a woman holding a bird in front of a palm tree and beach
Detail from a Georgian embroidered silk picture circa 1800
A classical scene of a lady, possibly symbolising peace, sat in a stylised landscape. Worked in silk twist and chenille on silk taffeta with painted details.
close up view of the pattern on fabric
Panel of Florentine canvas work embroidery, circa 1820 - 1850
Detail of a stitch of wool embroidery on linen canvas in a Florentine style complex geometric pattern.
an embroidered purse with flowers on it
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
A detail of an embroidered posy of flowers on the side of a Georgian reticule showing rose, tulip and several unidentified flowers worked in silk threads and aerophane.
an embroidered piece of cloth with flowers on it
Georgian silk bag with floral embroidery circa 1830
A detail of an embroidered posy of flowers on the side of a Georgian reticule showing rose, poppy, tulip and fuchsia flowers worked in silk threads and aerophane.
an embroidered fabric with flowers and leaves on the side, in various shades of beige
Art and Crafts crewel embroidered cushion, 1922
A detail from an embroidered cushion cover designed by Grace Christie and embroidered by Annie Eastwood in 1922. The design is in the Arts and Crafts style and features 36 different flowers and plants.
an embroidered piece with flowers and leaves on the side, hanging from a white wall
Embroidered panel, early 20th century
A panel of early 20th century embroidery designed by Louisa Pesel and worked by Lady Daniel. Arts and Crafts style pattern of stylised flowers worked in silk on a linen ground with needlewoven borders.
an intricately designed fabric with flowers and leaves
Arts and Crafts embroidered cushion cover circa 1900
Detail from an embroidered cushion cover in the Arts and Crafts style. Worked by Lady Daniel using hand dyed cotton perle in a darning stitch on a linen ground.
an old rug with flowers and leaves on it
Leek work embroidery border, late 19th century
Part of an embroidered border in the Leek work technqiue, using silk floss and metal thread over a transfer printed design on silk.