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Description - Embroidered Georgian Pictures by Margaret Swain

Meticulously embroidered pictures that could be framed and displayed formed a part of a girl's education through the Goergian period in Britain (1714-1830). This book shows the variety of subjects and techniques and also glances at the work produced in American schools. As well as schoolgirls, outstanding women like Miss Morritt, Mrs Knowles and Miss Linwood produced large embroidered pictures to simulate paintings, greatly admired at the time, but now totally neglected. Pictorial needlework also adored upholstery, chair seats, screens and wallhangings. This book will be a useful handbook for collectors, museum curators and antique dealers, and an inspiration to the modern needlewoman.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747802563
ISBN-10: 0747802564
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Swain

The late Margaret Swain wrote many books and articles as a result of her research into the history of textiles. She was on the Council of the Embroiderers' Guild and an Honorary Consultant to the Royal Museum of Scotland. In 1989 she was awarded the MBE for services to the history of embroidery.

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Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret Swain
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