Embroidered Treasures, Animals - Dr Annette Collinge

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Embroidered Treasures, Animals - Dr Annette Collinge
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    Textile Folk Art - Anne Kelly

    A fabulous collection of photographs of rarely seen embroidered animals in the Embroiderers' Guild Collection.

    This fantastic book showcases the prestigious Embroiderers’ Guild’s huge collection of embroidered animals through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are displayed in full along with detailed images that show off the stunning variety of creatures at their best.

    Dr Annette Collinge's informative extended captions for each of the pieces give information on the provenance where known, and evaluate the quality of, and variety in, each of the works from her expert perspective.

    Rarely exhibited in public, these beautiful and important embroideries that span the centuries are now available for everyone to see.

    Table of Contents

    History of the Embroiderers’ Guild and its Collection 6
    Introduction 10
    1. Embroidery in monochrome 12
    2. Embroidery on evenweave backgrounds 20
    3. Samples and samplers 28
    4. Animals in art 38
    5. Applied materials 46
    6. Animals in three dimensions 58
    7. The use of metal thread 66
    8. Stitches and more stitches 74
    9. Embroidery in silk and wool 88
    10. made by machine 98
    11. Animals from many lands 104
    12. Fanciful animals 118
    Index 128.


    Annette Collinge has had a lifelong interest in embroidery. She is a life member of The Embroiderers’ Guild, and has been a Branch Chairman, Regional Chairman and Trustee of the Guild. She is currently part of a working party organizing exhibitions of the Collection, and is the primary contact for questions about the Collection. She is a mixed media textile artist and a member of the exhibiting group, Studio 21, a group of textile artists who bring together a creative and innovative mix of media and stitched textiles. Annette lives in Woking, UK. 

    For over 100 years the Embroiderers' Guild has amassed an incredible collection of textiles, rarely exhibited to the public. This third book in the series has Dr Annette Collinge turn her expert eye to animals. She makes for a knowledgeable guide through time and around the world, putting a spotlight on the best from the collection. Marvel at the skill, styles, colour and imagination on display.


    This the third book in the series exploring examples of embroidery held within the Embroiderers' Guild Collection. Annette Collinge has gathered together an inspirational variety of animal-themed hand and machine embroidered artefacts, which span the centuries and cover every technique - from petit point and samplers to metal thread work and three-dimensional needlework -  each with a unique story of provenance.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, these charming and important embroideries, rarely exhibited in public, are now available for everyone to appreciate.

    Publisher: Search Press


    Publication: 12 March 2020

    Size: 216mm x 280mm

    128 pages

    500 Illustrations