Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries, Second Edition by Marcus Bourne Huish

Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries, Second Edition

byMarcus Bourne Huish

Kobo ebook | May 31, 2013

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• a linked Table of Contents, Footnotes, and Index

ENGLISH NEEDLEWORK.— Its Practice in Past Times.—Its place amongst the Minor Arts.—Mr Ruskin’s Views as to Needlework in a Museum.—Lack of a History.—Exhibition of Samplers.—Range of this Volume
PART I.— SAMPLERS.—The Need of.—The Age of.—Inscriptions on.—Alphabets and Numerals on.—Signatures on.—Inscriptions on.—Design, Ornament, and Colouring of, including: The Human Figure; Animals; Flowers.—Further Inscriptions on.—Verses which Commemorate Religious Festivals; which take the form of Prayers and Dedications; which refer to Life and Death; which Inculcate Duties to Parents and Preceptors; which have reference to Virtue or Vice, Wealth or Poverty.—Quaint Inscriptions; Crowns; Coronets; Hearts; Borders.—Miscellanea respecting Samplers, namely:—the Age and Sex of the Workers; the Place of Origin of Samplers; Samplers as Records of National Events; Map Samplers; American Samplers; Foreign Samplers; Sampler Literature; the Last of the Samplers
PART II.— EMBROIDERIES IN THE MANNER OF TAPESTRY PICTURES.—Large Numbers Exhibited at Fine Art Society’s.—Opportunity for their Examination, and for making Record of their History.—Difficulties Surrounding Investigation of Origin of Industry.—No Apparent Infancy.—No Specimens discoverable earlier than Elizabethan Era.—Theory as to fashion originating with introduction of Tapestry Manufacture to England.—Particulars of that Manufacture.—Three-fold Interest of Picture Embroideries: (1) Subjects Depicted thereon; (2) Historical Material as to Fashions; (3) As Specimens of Needlework.—Particulars respecting Subjects, Fashions of Dress, Horticulture, etc.
PART III.— (1) STITCHERY OF EMBROIDERIES IN IMITATION OF TAPESTRY AND THE LIKE.—Background Stitches.—Figures in Raised Needlework.—Knot Stitches.—Plush Stitch.—Embroidery in Purl and Metallic Threads.—Bead Embroidery.—First Stage of Embroidered Picture
(2) THE STITCHERY OF SAMPLERS, WITH A NOTE ON THEIR MATERIALS.—Cut and Drawn Work.—Back Stitch.—Alphabet Stitches.—Darning Stitches.—Tent and Cross Stitches.—Various Stitches.—Materials

Title:Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries, Second EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 31, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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