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Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme
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Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme

  • NDS
  • Collection
  • 16th century to late 20th century

The collection consists of the surviving papers of the Needlework Development Scheme and over 100 examples of needlework. Of these examples, 28 are from Great Britain and 54 are examples of non-British work including examples from Greece, India, N...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 1

Includes correspondence received and sent relating to: the acquisition of textile specimens; J & P Coats Ltd regarding funding of the Scheme; financing the scheme and payment of needlework teachers; meetings concerning the Needlework Developme...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 2

Includes correspondence received and sent relating to: committee meetings; personnel; J & P Coats Ltd regarding finance; J & P Coats Ltd regarding the acquisition of foreign works; Edinburgh College of Art regarding marking and numbering o...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 3

Includes correspondence received and sent relating to: finishing of work, transport and expenses of institutions involved in the scheme; exhibitions, purchasing and work and rotation of works between locations; recruitment of judges for an embroid...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 4

Includes correspondence received and sent relating to: Scottish Women's Rural Institute exhibition; minutes of NDS permanent committee; meeting arrangements; exhibiting work at the Empire Exhibition, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 5

Correspondence relating to the loan of Needlework Development in Scotland materials to schools and societies. Correspondents include: County Council of Dumbarton Education Committee 1938-1939; Corporation of Glasgow 1938-1939; County Council of th...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Correspondence file 6

Statements of success of Needlework in Scotland scheme 1935-1941; minutes of NDS permanent committee 1939; correspondence between committee members rearding winding-up of the scheme 1939-1941; statements of NDS expenditure 1934-1938.

The Needlework Development Scheme

Mat in 'Venetian' lace

Cypriot. A type of needlemade lace worked in varieties of buttonhole stitch which has been made since the Venetian occupation of Cyprus in the 15th and 16th centuries. This rather stiff lace, produced mainly for tourists, was derived from Italian ...

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Hebedo Cloth

Danish. Traditional work on natural linen incorporating drawn thread work and embroidery in satin-stitch. Relies for its effect on the changes of texture of the embroidery . Design based on stylised flower and plant forms.

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Hanging Pieta

German. White lawn worked with white cotton shadow work and French knots. The quotation reads 'Dann sol ches ist ge schehen auf dass die schrifterfuellet wuerde' (then it came to pass, so that the word would be fulfilled). This work was ...

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Stole

German. On white silk with woven spot design. Embroidered with silk, black cotton and metal threads in cross, four-sided, running, back, fly, satin stitches, couching and French knots. Shades of brown and oragne with naive figures and sacred emble...

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Darned Net Mat

German. Circular table cover, embroidered in white thread on net in needle-run, darned, and cross-hatched stitches, design of fish and flowers. This is one of a set made for the first class saloon of the SS. Bremen and identical to one exhibited a...

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Runner

Greek. Linen runner with typical bird motifs in satin-stitched coloured silks. The same silks are used to make knotted fringes. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Textile conservation will be unde...

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Man's shirt

Hungarian. Traditional peasant work, linen with drawn thread work on sleeves within borders of black cross-stitch embroidery and sequins. A few of the sequins applied to the sleeves still remain. Acquired from the Isabella home industry, Budapest.

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