[HNW] ribbon embroidery

Bjarne og Leif Drews drewscph at post12.tele.dk
Sun Jan 8 12:16:18 PST 2006

Dear Susan,
This summer i looked at a beautifull ribbon embroidered womans bag at 
Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. It was dated 1745.
The swedes took up a great deal of trade with China in the 18th century, and 
i believe it was imported from there.
At the Kensington Pallace exhibition of court costumes i looked at a mans 
suit embroidered all over with ribbon embroidery. But this was a little 
later, 1780.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan B. Farmer" <sfarmer at goldsword.com>
To: "Needlework List" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 10:44 PM
Subject: [HNW] ribbon embroidery

>I picked up the coolest book at Hobby Lobby yesterday and it's titled
> Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork
> Here's the book on Amazon
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1844480909
> which of course, got me to wondering ...
> How *old* is Ribbon Embroidery?  I poked around google a little, and it
> said 1700's because that's when ribbons were "invented."
> Susan
> -----
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> University of Tennessee
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