Stuff Historical Needlework: A Study of Influences in Scotland and Northern England
by Margaret H. Swain
ISBN-10: 0257652132
ISBN-13: 9780257652139
Barrie & Jenkins
1970
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 140
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.
$32.00

A new and original approach to historical needlework in Great Britain, Margaret Swain has long been engaged in research into the history of textiles, particularly needlework.

In this book, she deals with well-defined groups of embroidered articles, such as chair seats, bed hangings and pictures, and has selected only signed and dated, or otherwise well documented, pieces to serve as reference. Many of these are from the superb Scottish collections not well represented elsewhere. She shows, from contemporary accounts and inventories, how they came to be made, and where possible, the source of the materials and designs.

It is of the greatest appeal to the general reader, especially the growing number of people who visit each year the many country houses open to the public, and the many American collectors with an interest in the background of historical embroidery in Great Britain. It is also extremely valuable to senior students and museum staff because of its new material and the accurate details of the sources of information.