Handbook of Embroidery

1880, by L. Higgin, edited by Lady Marian Alford

 

 

 

 

 

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Embroidery Illustrations

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES.

No. 1.—Design for Wall-Panel. By Mr. E. Burne-Jones.

Worked in outline on neutral-tinted hand-woven linen in brown crewel. This style of embroidery is very suitable for internal decoration, where a good broad effect is required without a large amount of labour. A frieze or dado, or complete panelling of a room, may be worked in this way at a comparatively small cost.

No. 2.—Design for Wall or Screen Panel. By Mr. Walter Crane. Representing the Four Elements.

Embroidered in crewels on a silk ground of dead gold colour partly outlined.

No. 3.—Design for Quilt or Table Cover. By Mr. George Aitchison.

A border of sunflowers and pomegranates, with powderings of the same for the centre.

This has been embroidered on cream-coloured satin de chine in solid crewel work, with charming effect, both for a counterpane and curtains.

No. 4.—Design for Wall Panelling or Curtains. By Mr. Fairfax Wade.

To be worked in outline and solid embroidery, in silk or filoselle, on satin de chine.

[Pg 63] No. 5.—Design for Quilt or Couvre-Pied. By Mr. Fairfax Wade. To introduce squares of Greek or guipure lace.

Worked in golden shades of silk on linen, lined with silk of the same colour. The embroidery is partly solid and partly outline, very fine and delicate.

No. 6.—Design for Sofa-back Cover. By Mr. W. Morris.

Worked on hand-woven linen in two shades of gold-coloured silks. Outline.

No. 7.—Design for Sofa-back Cover or Piano Panel. By Mr. George Aitchison.

Worked in two shades of blue silk on hand-woven linen or satin de chine.

No. 8.—Design for Appliqué. By Mr. Fairfax Wade.

Nos. 9 and 10.—Designs for Chair-seats or Cushions. By Miss Jekyll. Periwinkle and Iris.

No. 11.—Design for Border. By Miss Webster. To be worked in outline in silk or crewel.

No. 12.—Design for Border for Curtain or Table Cover. Designed by Miss Burnside, of the R.S.A.N.

No. 13.—Table Border. Designed by Mr. Fairfax Wade. Conventional Buttercup. To be worked either solid or in outline.

[Pg 64] No. 14.—Table Border. Designed by Mr. Walter Crane. For solid embroidery in crewel or silk.

No. 15.—Table Border. Designed by Mr. Walter Crane. For solid embroidery in crewel or silk.

No. 16.—Border. Designed by Miss Mary Herbert, R.S.A.N. For crewel or silk embroidery, either in outline or solid.

No. 17.—Two Panels. Designed by Rev. Selwyn Image. Representing Juno and Minerva.

No. 18.—Two Panels. Designed by Rev. Selwyn Image. Representing Venus and Proserpine. To be worked in outline on linen, as No. 1, or in coloured silks on a groundwork of satin de chine.

No. 19.—Wall Hanging. Designed by Mr. W. Morris. To be worked on linen in outline.

No. 20.—Wall Hanging. Designed by Mr. W. Morris. Worked on linen. Background in Silk Cushion Stitch.

No. 21.—Border for Appliqué. Copied from Ancient Italian work.

No. 22.—Italian Design. A Specimen. Showing the application of transposed Appliqué.

[Pg 65]

1. DESIGN FOR WALL PANEL.
By E. Burne-Jones.

[Pg 67]

2. DESIGN FOR WALL PANEL.
By Walter Crane.

[Pg 69]

3. DESIGN FOR A QUILT OR TABLE COVER.
By George Aitchison.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 71]

4. DESIGN FOR WALL PANEL OR CURTAIN.
By Fairfax Wade.

[Pg 73]

5. DESIGN FOR A QUILT OR COUVRE-PIED.
By Fairfax Wade.

[Pg 75]

6. DESIGN FOR A SOFA-BACK COVER.
By William Morris.

7. DESIGN FOR A SOFA-BACK COVER OR PIANO PANEL.
By George Aitchison.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 77]

8. DESIGN FOR APPLIQUÉ.
By Fairfax Wade.

[Pg 79]

DESIGNS FOR CHAIR-SEATS OR CUSHIONS. (9. PERIWINKLE 10. IRIS.)
By Miss Jekyll.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 81]

11. DESIGN FOR A BORDER.
By Miss Webster.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

12. DESIGN FOR A BORDER FOR A CURTAIN OR TABLE COVER.
By Miss Burnside.

[Pg 83]

DESIGNS FOR TABLE BORDERS.
No. 13 by Fairfax Wade; 14 and 15 by Walter Crane; 16 by Mary Herbert.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 85]

17. TWO DESIGNS FOR WALL PANELS—“JUNO” AND “MINERVA.”
By the Rev. Selwyn Image.

[Pg 87]

18. TWO DESIGNS FOR WALL PANELS—“VENUS” AND “PROSERPINE.”
By the Rev. Selwyn Image.

[Pg 89]

19. DESIGN FOR WALL-HANGING.
By William Morris.

[Pg 91]

20. DESIGN FOR WALL-HANGING.
By William Morris.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 93]

21. DESIGN FOR BORDER FOR APPLIQUÉ.
From Ancient Italian Work.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.

[Pg 95]

22. ITALIAN DESIGN.
Showing the application of transposed Appliqué.
Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.