Item NMC/1642 - Embroidery display

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Embroidery display


  • c1925-1940 (Creation)

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Wooden and glass display case containing examples of embroidery. Labelled on reverse "Embroidery C - black and pink"

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Glasgow embroiderer and teacher.

GSA student in 1908/9 (age given as 36), 1909/10 and 1911/12, with her occupation given as Teacher.

Member of GSA staff in the Needlecraft and Embroidery departhment from 1912/13 to 1930/31. One of an active group of designers working in Glasgow during the 1920s and 30s. In 1928, she succeeded Ann Macbeth as head of the Embroidery department. Arthur also taught china painting and decorative leatherwork. She relinquished her GSA post in 1931 in order to establish the 'Arthur Studios' at 15 Rose Street.

Author of "An Embroidery Book". GSA Annual Reports record that she died during the 1949/50 academic session.

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Dimensions: 17 x 692 x 440 mm

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