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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.

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.

Sampler | Edlin, Martha | V&A Search the Collections

Sampler

Sampler | Edlin, Martha | V&A Search the Collections

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

Pair of wedding knives

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

Geometric Patterns whitework sampler, English, 1659; Acc. No. 597680 | National Trust Collections

Geometric Patterns whitework sampler, English, 1659; Acc. No. 597680 | National Trust Collections

A drawn picture English, mid-17th Century A linen panel drawn in ink and en grisaille, designed with a central female figure of Hope, a dove perched on her hand and an anchor in the foreground, a stag and leopard to either side, a flower in each corner and various birds, animals, insects and flowers, 25.5cm x 37cm (10in x 14 1/2in), framed and glazed; Bonhams auction house

A drawn picture English, mid-17th Century A linen panel drawn in ink and en grisaille, designed with a central female figure of Hope, a dove perched on her hand and an anchor in the foreground, a stag and leopard to either side, a flower in each corner and various birds, animals, insects and flowers, 25.5cm x 37cm (10in x 14 1/2in), framed and glazed; Bonhams auction house

Pair of wedding knives V&A M.12 to B-1950; dated to 1638;  The finial of the octagonal handle is silver filigree, above convex drop-shaped clear amber panel over a white amber profile bust of a man, set against foil. In the central section clear amber panels over painted foil alternate with ivory strips. The foil is decorated with designs of coursing dogs and other animals.

Pair of wedding knives

Pair of wedding knives V&A M.12 to B-1950; dated to 1638; The finial of the octagonal handle is silver filigree, above convex drop-shaped clear amber panel over a white amber profile bust of a man, set against foil. In the central section clear amber panels over painted foil alternate with ivory strips. The foil is decorated with designs of coursing dogs and other animals.

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)

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)

Embroidered panel, probably English, 1625-1650; East Riddlesden Hall © National Trust / Robert Thrift, Acc. No. NT 201619; pinned for the gryffon in the lower right corner

Embroidered panel, probably English, 1625-1650; East Riddlesden Hall © National Trust / Robert Thrift, Acc. No. NT 201619; pinned for the gryffon in the lower right corner

The British Library - Database of Bookbindings - Full Image

The British Library - Database of Bookbindings - Full Image

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