Monday, September 17, 2007

inspiration: threads

Oh, there was so much inspiration from Anne's posts last week! Browsing the Victoria & Albert Museum website, I was amazed by their needlework collection (although, really, should I have been surprised!?! I adore that museum!). Here are a few lovely English pieces that caught my eye ~ I particularly like the little skeins of embroidery thread (see above).

(images, from top: English embroidery silk, 1800-1850, T.436G-1966; Martha Edlin, purse, 1670-1680, embroidered silk, T.435-1990; and Hannah Haines, pocket, 1718-1720, linen embroidered with silk thread, T.42-1935, all courtesy Victoria & Albert Museum, London)

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