Item DC 112/6 - Embroidery stitches folder

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DC 112/6


Embroidery stitches folder


  • c1950s-1970s (Creation)

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Red folder tied with blue string with a handwritten label saying ‘Embroidery Stitches’. It contains nine double-page spreads of samples of types of stitches and variations on them, with a list of the stiches shown on the facing page:

  1. Running stitch, Guilloche stitch and back stitch.

  2. Blanket stitch.

  3. Chain stitch.

  4. Herringbone stitch, chevron stitch, Cretan stitch, feather stitch and interlacing stitch.

  5. Roumanian stitch (sic), Roman stitch, Vandyke stich, loop stitch, leaf stitch, feather stitch and fishbone stitch.

  6. Darned stitch, plaited stitch, step stitch, sheaf stitch, Portuguese stitch, Chain band stitch and shell stitch.

  7. Fly stitch, Ermine stitch, Wheatear stitch, star stitch, and sheaf stitch.

  8. Tent stitch, rice stitch, Cross stitch, double stitch, and Florentine stitch .

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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(fl c1950s-1970s)

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