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detail of stumpwork deer, looks like little coral beads there too.

detail of stumpwork deer, looks like little coral beads there too.

Detached buttonhole stitch worked with a wire edge creates the ruffles of her skirt.  Magnification 10x. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered mirror frame, 1672. British. Silk, metal, glass beads, mica, seed pearls. 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.2a)

Detached buttonhole stitch worked with a wire edge creates the ruffles of her…

В XVI и XVII веке искусство светской вышивки расцвело в Европе, особенно в Англии. Еще в Средние века английские мастера, вышивавшие церковное облачение, славились по всей Европе. Когда же король Генрих VIII порвал с католической церковью в 1534 году и учредил собственную церковь, нужда в расшитой богатой одежде для священников и убранстве соборов значительно сократилась.

Jael and Barak Date: 1672 Culture: English Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls.

A dainty shoe appears from under the skirt. It is worked separately in detached buttonhole stitch and stuffed with wool padding.  Magnification 10x.. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered mirror frame, 1672. British. Silk, metal, glass beads, mica, seed pearls. 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.2a)

A dainty shoe appears from under the skirt. It is worked separately in detached…

Barak’s “knit” stockings are created by alternating S & Z direction of the vertical columns of slant stitches. His detached needle lace shoe is identical to Jael’s with added braid “laces” Magnification 10x. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered mirror frame, 1672. British. Silk, metal, glass beads, mica, seed pearls. 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.2a)

Barak’s “knit” stockings are created by alternating S & Z direction of the…

1672  Mirror    detail  Culture: British Medium: Satin worked with silk and metal-wrapped thread, beads, purl, mica, seed pearls; detached buttonhole variations, long-and-short, satin, couching, and straight stitches; wood frame, celluloid imitation tortoiseshell, mirror glass, silk plush

Jael and Barak Date: 1672 Culture: English Medium: Satin worked with silk and…

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