This piece was hand block printed by Thomas Wardle & Co for Liberty but also used by the Leek society. We think this piece was sold at Liberty's as a kit with the silk and silver wrapped silk thread for the amateur needlewoman. The embroidery is of a good quality.
The mid green tussore silk ground embroidered with a repeat pattern of curling stems and flowers in profile, all in shades of terracotta, soft coral, soft brown, sage green floss silks with touches of couched gold wrapped silk.
12 in; 30 cm square.
Excellent condition. The piece has clearly been cut to the bottom edge. The other three edges have the printed design in ink showing.
Silk and empire by Brenda King
Dye, Print, Stitch. Textiles by Thomas and Elizabeth Wardle by Brenda King
See: Leek Embroidery Society in ARTICLES
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