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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.
History of the Embroiderers’ Guild and its Collection 6
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
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. Her work can be seen on her website at www.annettecollinge.com
By Dr Annette Collinge