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English Church Embroidery 1833-1953: The Watts Book of Embroidery Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Sep 1998

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Watts & Co Ltd; 2nd Edition edition (Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953326500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953326501
  • Package Dimensions: 20 x 19.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 362,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This beautiful, glossy, colour illustrated paperback on 'English Church Embroidery 1833-1953' is the 1998 2nd Edition of the work written by Mary Schoeser with contributions from Margaret Bolger, Beryl Patten Moss and Cynthia Weaver. Additional research was made by Ilse Reitchie. This is the first book devoted to the fascinating story of Victorian and Edwardian church needlework. Today, remarkably little known, these embroideries document important aspects of 19th Century design by Pugin, Bodley, Morris, Kempe and others. Their making also contributed towards a new style in the 1870s - Art Needlework - as well as providing a training ground for women who later stitched for the suffrage movement. The 200 illustrations, most especially commissioned for this book, show exquisite treasures from churches and convents throughout Britain. The author, Mary Schoeser, is a well-known authority on 19th and 20th Century textiles. Together with a team of writers and researchers, she has drawn together a compelling account that brings to life a hitherto overlooked aspect of Victorian and Edwardian decorative arts. Front cover: shows a burse designed by the architect Edmund Sedding, c.1865. Contents: Preface by Elisabeth Hoare; Foreword by Linda Parry; 1. Fair and Beautiful to Behold; 2. My Life is an Embroidery by Cynthia Weaver; 3. The Designers: A.W. Pugin, G.E. Street, W.C. Brangwyn, Edmund Sedding, J.D. Sedding, Mary Barber, William Butterfield, G.F. Bodley, Ernest Geldart, J. N. Compter by Beryl Patten Moss, and E.A. Roulin; 4. The Firms: Hardman & Co., Jones & Willis, Cox & Son, Buckley & Co, Morris & Co, Kempe Studios, Watts & Co, Louis Grossé; 5. The Convents; 6. Guilds and Secular Schools: Agnes Blencowe and the Ladies' Ecclesiastical Embroidery Society; Elizabeth Wardle and the Leek Embroidery Society by Cynthia Weaver, Royal School of Needlework by the Liverpool Cathedral Embroidery Association by Margaret Bolger; 7. Liverpool Cathedral Embroidery Museum; Appendixes


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