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Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Cushion

Scottish. Commemorating the Festival of Britain. Design suggests a firework display. In white and coloured embroidery on blue background. Names of designer, Robert Stewart and embroiderer, Kathleen Whyte in small motif on the back.

Stewart, Robert

Cushion cover

Scottish. Crewel work on natural linen. Basket of flowers motif, worked predominently in shades of green, orange and pink. Woollen fringe. Has label from G.S.A. Needlework Exhibition of 1916. Designed by Mrs. Newbery (Jessie Newbery). Worked by Mr...

Newbery, Jessie Wylie

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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