Needle holder, England, 1670-1680 (maybe); Victoria & Albert Museum No. T.438&A-1990; part of the Martha Edlin casket contents. Needle holder in the form of a cylinder which pulls apart into two unequal parts. Made of a card core wrapped in shaded embroidered blue silks and silver thread completely covering the surfaces when closed.
Pair of wedding knives Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1600-1625 (made) Artist/Maker: Jencks, John (Joseph) (maker) Materials and Techniques: Steel, gold, silver, amber, linen, leather, silk, silk thread, silver-gilt threads; damascened, hand sewn, hand embroidered
The very fine modeling of the features in this in this embroidered portrait was achieved with silk floss used both un-dyed and dyed in brown blue and black. The floss was slightly twisted into a fine thread, often blending several shades of a color together. Magnification 10x. Image by Cristina Balloffet Carr. Embroidered portrait of Charles I, 1650-1670. British. Silk and metal thread on silk. 6 x 4 1/2 in. (15.2 x 11.4 cm) Purchase, Mrs. Thomas J. Watson Gift, 1939 (39.13.7)
A ladies single glove of cream leather, circa 1600 – 1620, with long extended fingers, the gauntlet with eight deep round tabs of dark blue satin embroidered in coloured silks, gold thread and seed pearls, edged with metallic lace, the design incorporating bunches of grapes, blue cornflowers and other floral motifs alternating with the pelican in its piety, wrist trimmed with ruched pink silk ribbon edged with metallic lace and spangles and pink silk lining.
Not sure what this is exactly, but I translated the description: Oblong, tapering bag with cap, leather divided into three compartments, lined with purple velvet and embroidered with gold and silver wire, freshwater pearls and silver lovers, anonymous, 1600
Panel Very fine piece of stump work. Depicting figures of animals and rocks around a pond and a fruit on tree. Padded stitches including couching, petit point, satin, long and short, stem and french knots. Size: 37.5 x 32.5 cm Place: England Object Type: embroidered panel Actual Date: c. 1650 Century: 17th century Materials: Metal Threads, Silk Museum Accession Number: EMB.570