Norwich 18th Century Textiles

Norwich 18th Century Textiles

Kashmir & Shawls of Paisley Design

Kashmir & Shawls of Paisley Design

18th c Crewel Wool Work

18th c Crewel Wool Work

Leek Embroidery Society

Leek Embroidery Society

Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher

Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher

Chinese Sleevebands

Chinese Sleevebands

Elizabethan and Stuart 'Slips'

Elizabethan and Stuart 'Slips'

Vanessa Bell - Omega Workshop

Vanessa Bell - Omega Workshop

Articles

The Articles are all based on items I have sold or have for sale.  The latest is on Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher who revived the art of indigo dyeing and hand block printing in the early twentieth century, designing the interiors for the new wing of Girton College, Cambridge in the 1930's. Little known Norwich Woven Woolens or Stuffs of the eighteenth century is of interest to textile and costume historians and weavers. There are two articles on English embroidery. The first on seventeenth century Elizabethan and Stuart 'slips' or embroidered flower and animal motifs for applying to bed curtains, pictures or boxes. The other on late seventeenth and early eighteenth century bed hangings embroidered with trees of life and large leaves. Kashmir shawls and shawls of Paisley design were the essential accessory for the late eighteenth and half of the nineteenth century. In the late 19th century The Leek Embroidery Society produced beautiful work for secular and ecclesiastical commissions. The Omega Workshops of the post WW1 years employed many well known artist/designers to produce their modernist designs. There are a huge variety of beautifully worked Chinese Sleevebands which adorned the cuffs of mandarin's wives robes during the nineteenth century.