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Cover | V England 1600-1629. Silk, silver and silver-gilt thread embroidered on a linen ground.

Cover

Cover | V England 1600-1629. Silk, silver and silver-gilt thread embroidered on a linen ground.

Smock | 1560-1580 linen, silk thread, scarletwork (blackwork) embroidery | V&A Search the Collections

Smock

Smock | 1560-1580 linen, silk thread, scarletwork (blackwork) embroidery | V&A Search the Collections

Mary Queen of Scots. Gorgeous color that has survived all of this time. The designs are fanciful and clear, and this piece is so much fun to look at. Each little section has a plant, a bird, an animal and a fruit.

Mary Queen of Scots. Gorgeous color that has survived all of this time. The designs are fanciful and clear, and this piece is so much fun to look at. Each little section has a plant, a bird, an animal and a fruit.

Fragment of Needle-worked Bed Hanging  http://www.shawedwardsantiques.co.uk/3352.htm#

Fragment of Needle-worked Bed Hanging http://www.shawedwardsantiques.co.uk/3352.htm#

The embroidered casket dates from between 1650 to 1680. It display an immensely rich collection of colours, materials, stitches and imagery. Unfortunately we do not know the origins of this casket. The fact that it has survived is no doubt due to a high regard for the work of an ancestor.

The embroidered casket dates from between 1650 to 1680. It display an immensely rich collection of colours, materials, stitches and imagery. Unfortunately we do not know the origins of this casket. The fact that it has survived is no doubt due to a high regard for the work of an ancestor.

A Stumpwork panel worked with complex stitching and expensive metal threads, depicting a lady holding a flower in a leafy bower representative of "The Sense of Smell", c.1660, £12,000+ Picture: Witney Antiques

The pets that have lived in Downing Street, in pictures

A Stumpwork panel worked with complex stitching and expensive metal threads, depicting a lady holding a flower in a leafy bower representative of "The Sense of Smell", c.1660, £12,000+ Picture: Witney Antiques

Embroidered bookbinding England 16th century -complete with the Roses. How lovely.

Embroidered bookbinding England 16th century -complete with the Roses. How lovely.

British, seventeenth century  Author:	Suckling, John, Sir, 1609-1642  Title:	Fragmenta avrea.  Published:	London, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648.  Location:	Rare Books: Robert H. Taylor Collection (RHT)  Call number:	17th-552  Spine height:	18 cm

British, seventeenth century Author: Suckling, John, Sir, 1609-1642 Title: Fragmenta avrea. Published: London, Printed for Humphrey Moseley, 1648. Location: Rare Books: Robert H. Taylor Collection (RHT) Call number: 17th-552 Spine height: 18 cm