15 December 2017


BB Hardback

216x280 mm



128 pages

Search Press

Embroidered Treasures

Embroidered Treasures: Flowers

by Dr Annette Collinge

This book showcases the best of the collection’s floral-inspired embroideries, dating from the 17th century to the present day. From abstract to naturalistic, the variety of flowers shown is extraordinary, and all exhibit a level of skill and imagination that is second to none. The breathtaking beauty and intricately worked detail of these exquisite pieces will be inspirational to embroiderers and flower enthusiasts of all ages and levels of expertise for many years to come.

Book Contents

Chapter 1: Embroidery in Monochrome: Blackwork and Whitework
16th century blackwork motifs
20th century blackwork with metal thread
cushion cover in brown thread
Chikan embroidery from India
Whitework sachet
Machine-made monogram panel
Mountmellick embroidery from Ireland
Embroidery on evenweave backgrounds
17th century bead work panels
Beaded evening bag, knitted
Two small beaded bags, miser’s purse
Berlin Work tea cosy
Pattern darning on net, daffodils
Two small petit point bags
17th century canvas work fragment
The fichu
Pattern darning, cornucopia 
Samplers and Samples
Sampler with boxers
Lettering sampler
RSN motif sampler
Book of samples
Nancy Kimmins roses sampler, RSN
Mary Clarke crewel work tree of life 
Needle Laces
17th century coif panel
The pea pod panel
17th century white work sampler
Oyas from Greece
White work needle lace cuff
Set of little mats, reticella centres 
Applied Materials
Ribbon work, Queen Mary’s foot cover
Fine ribbon work bag
Felt work tea cosy
Sunflower from the 1960’s
Felt work cornflower
Purple flower from the 1960’s
Neale panel
Shisha mirrors from India
Violet Geary panel
18th century slips 
Embroidery with unusual materials
Embroidery with Fish Scales
Embroidery with Straw
Embroidery on Tree Bark with Moose Hair
Embroidery on Leather
The 3 dimensional Bowl of Flowers
Embroidery with Vegetable Bags
Embroidery with Aerophane
Copper Rose by Joan Hardingham
The Use of Metal Thread
Or Nue panel
Idol’s dress, Spain
2 x sleeve bands, China
Costume fragments from India
Flower from Portugal
Pink cover from India
Queen Mary’s Dress Panel 
Stitches and More Stitches
Chenille Thread Embroidery
Kay Dennis Clematis, 3 dimensional embroidery
Shadow work mats
French Knots Panel
Perkin Knots from China
Berlin Work, Plush Stitch
Rococco Stitch 
Silk and Wool
Silk Embroidery from Japan
Blue silk Embroidery from China
Winsome Douglass Hanging
Wool Pocket from Norway
Beryl Dean Delphiniums
Silk Apron from China
Chinai Work, Chinese Immigrant work from India
17th century cushion cover, green silk 
Made by Machine
Sunflowers by Joy Clucas
Tea Cosy by Dorothy Benson
White Tulips by Audrey Walker
Dog Roses by Richard Box
Handkerchief from Switzerland
Tambour Embroidery from India 
Regular Designs
19th Century red flowers, Turkey
Rachel Evans mats
Joan Drew handkerchief sachet
12 x motifs panel, Greece
Stole from India
Yellow thread cloth from India
Eveline Quainton’s cushion cover
M. Harris table cloth 
Irregular Designs
18th century pocket
Buttercups panel Framed
Elsie Grimes Tea Cosy
Floral Panel from a Transfer Design
Floral bag, black drawstring
Cheltenham Ladies College School work panel
Flowers from Greece

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