12 March 2020


BB Hardback

216x280 mm



128 pages

Search Press

Embroidered Treasures

Embroidered Treasures: Animals

by Dr Annette Collinge

This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers’ Guild’s huge collection of embroidered animals through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are displayed in full along with detailed images that show off the stunning variety of creatures at their best.

Dr Annette Collinge's informative extended captions for each of the pieces give information on the provenance where known, and evaluate the quality of, and variety in, each of the works from her expert perspective.

Rarely exhibited in public, these beautiful and important embroideries that span the centuries are now available for everyone to see.

Book Contents

History of the Embroiderers’ Guild and its Collection 6
Introduction 10
1. Embroidery in monochrome 12
2. Embroidery on evenweave backgrounds 20
3. Samples and samplers 28
4. Animals in art 38
5. Applied materials 46
6. Animals in three dimensions 58
7. The use of metal thread 66
8. Stitches and more stitches 74
9. Embroidery in silk and wool 88
10. made by machine 98
11. Animals from many lands 104
12. Fanciful animals 118
Index 128

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