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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 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

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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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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Panel

Italian. Worked on fine corded cream silk in metal threads and floss silk in graduations of tones of green and pink. Shows influence of Oriental design. Some areas have been unpicked and the background has shredded in places.

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Child's Dress

Yugoslavian. Sleeveless dress with side seams and hem decorated with red, blue and black embroidery. Tasselled braid belt. From Bosnia. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Textile conservation will...

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Chair seat

British. Jacobean design chain-stitch throughout, in coloured wools on linen. Extensive use of shading. Embroidery in good condition but background is worn and has been mounted on a backing.

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Apron

British. Scallop-edged cream taffeta apron. Silk and metal threads. Symmetrical floral design incorporating metal thread areas padded with cord. Extensive use of pearl and sequins. Framed.

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Georgian Waistcoat

English. Fine white corded silk waistcoat with floral border incorporating the rose, thistle and shamrock. Pockets have embroidered flaps. Part of the spotted background has been unpicked. Shows influence of Chinese embroideries. This item was dam...

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Sampler

British. Long linen sampler embroidered almost entirely in cross-stitch. Bands of formal pattern and alphabets at the top. To each side of the signature "HCW 1780" are initials "MEW 1780" and "IFMS 1780". Lower half i...

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Sleeve

British. Cotton with 'broderie anglaise' frills at cuff. Leaf design. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Textile conservation will be undertaken in 2019.

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Sleeve

British. Narrow buttoned cuff with embroidered net lace frill. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Textile conservation will be undertaken in 2019.

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