[HNW] Oxburgh snails

FaCS littlefallsteacher at frontiernet.net
Thu Jun 14 14:31:58 PDT 2007


There are about 6 pages of them in  The Victoria & Albert Museum's 
Textile Collection" Embroidery in Britain from 1200 to 1750, There are 
several in Elizabethan Embroidery by Digby, and I think I remember a 
couple in Schuette's Pictorial History of Embroidery.  
Rowena

SNSpies at aol.com wrote:
> You can see the snail in black-and-white on page 116 of "The 
> Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots" by Margaret Swain (1986, ISBN 
> 0-903585-22-7)  There are trees-in-octagons on pages 108 (palm) and 
> 109 (chestnut?).
>  
> A pear-tree-in-octagon in black-and-white, with accompanying graph, on 
> pages 75-78 of "A Treasury of Embroidery Designs" by Gill Speirs and 
> Sigrid Quemby (1985, ISBN 0-7135-2056-1).
>  
> A cherry-tree ( think)-in-octagon is shown in color on page 21 of  "V 
> & A Needlepoint Collection" by Karen Elder (1992, ISBN 1-85470-124-X).
>  
> The oak leaves panel from Hardwick Hall is shown in color and graphed 
> on pages 44-49 of "Classic Needlework" by Imogen Stewart (1992, ISBN 
> 1-85170-943-6).
>  
> Six of the bushes/flowers/grasses-in-octagons, in color, are on page 
> 59 of "Elizabethan Treasures" by Santina Levey (1998, ISBN 0-8109-6353-1).
>  
> I would love to learn of any other books with pictures or charts of 
> the Oxburgh and Hardwick embroideries.
>  
> Nancy


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