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Object Name tucked sample
Date late 1950s or 1970s
Brief Physical Description Small sample of tucked wild silk with running stitch in yellow silk thread travelling across the tucks.
Object Description Information A small sample of tucking worked diagonally across the rectangle with vertical lines of running stitch worked across the tucks. The ground fabric is natural coloured wild silk and the running stitch is worked in an acid yellow pure silk thread.
Accession Number 4936
Subject embroidery, quilts, sample, tucking, pleating, gathering, stitch, fabric manipulation, tucks, wild silk, experimental embroidery, stitched textile, british
Measurements 100mm x 80mm
Number Of Items 1
Materials Used (aat) silk
Materials Used (CH) running stitch
Content And Subject Information Students taking the Embroidery course at Goldsmiths College under Constance Howard during the 1960's were encouraged to experiment with textile techniques at all times. Students begun by learning the basic traditional method of work and then applied their imagination. Constance Howard and other members of staff at the time would ask to use student samples for the books that they were writing. It is possible that this sample is illustrated in one of Constance Howard's books.
Production Information Created as an experimental sample in an educational situation, as part of a course in embroidered textiles at Goldsmiths College.
Rights Goldsmiths, University of London. Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles
Style Period modern style, student embroidery sample
Techniques Used (aat) tucking, embroidering



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