Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Textile Images - Oh My 

Get ready to be lost in eye candy. I check in every once in a while on ArtFund, a site dedicated to documenting art purchased with the purpose of keeping it in UK collections. A search of the term "textile" yields 239 images.
The images are undoubtedly provided by the holding museums and vary in quality but are generally good and enlarged views are provided. Unfortunately sometimes no image is provided, only tantalizing indications of the item.

A woman's jacket employing an unusual vermiform design in gilt and spangles including a back view for those interested in construction.

A Stuart casket unusually accompanied by a carrying case covered with 18th century wallpaper made to protect it. It seems to have protected it well as the colors of the embroidery are bright and vibrant although the mounting board and braid are a bit disheveled.

Lest we forget the gentlemen - try a look at Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick's coat, waistcoat and amazingly stockings included. Undecorated clothing is less often preserved for us to see.

For some delicate Jacobean embroidery

As usual, don't blame me if you are caught up surfing and surfing and surfing for embroidery.

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