Stumpwork, goldwork, woolwork-lovely!

DSC02409I thought my  fellow vintage and antique embroidery fans might like to see some more of my pieces destined for the French village house.-left woolwork Jacobean style embroidery. Tough to date, but the ground fabric is old style woven linen and style is Arts and Crafts mid 19th century . Colours are subtle but beautiful and the old oak frame suits. It has aged with style

Will be going on stair wall at bedroom level as echoes the shades in the glass chandelier which will hang there. DSC02408

below- stumpwork and goldwork on silkDSC02407

Much older, I think

early 19th century? style is that of Jacobean embroidery again & is on silk fabric.

Jacobean embroidery is a generic term for the swirling stylised patterns of flowers, leaves, beasts and birds  seen as crewel work on linen or wool at it’s height in the 17th century, and revived many times since, most notably in the early to mid 20th century. Still made today, though less often in the UK due to time intensive process & costs! I love it.

Stumpwork is raised and/or padded embroidery, highly popular in the 16th century and often used along with gold thread work on clothes and bed hangings for the affluent. I have tried to photograph the whole piece, which is huge, below: but although I can’t do it justice, it’s a great picture of my 150 year old wooden floor !(in UK)



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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