Elizabethan Embroidery

DIGBY, George Wingfield

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1963
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good
  • Details:
    151 p. + plates. 25 cm. 4 colour plates. 80 b&w plates. Blue hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Small bookseller's label on front flap. During this extraordinary period in textile arts, Elizabeth I often wore garments that were completely covered in needlepoint, for the first time taking clothing into the realm of artwork. This text documents the rise of cottage industry to its height during the Renaissance. Intricacy of craftsmanship is displayed effectively, despite black and white photography. The beginning of a long tradition of Royal women who supported the arts through fashion. Topics include: domestic and professional embroidery; the inspiration of gardens and flowers; emblems; design sources; noble needlewomen; embroidery for dress; embroidery for furnishing. Appendix and bibliography. Indexed.

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