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Object Name tray cloth
Collection Goldsmith Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery: Object Collection
Date 1960s
Brief Physical Description A rectangular tray cloth in turquoise linen fabric. The embroidery design divides the rectangle into six squares, within each square is a heart shape in white thread. Select this link for more description information.
Id Number Current Accession 3654
Location Creation Site Britain
Subject embroidery, domestic textiles, tray cloth, British, Scandinavian design, Needlework Development Scheme
Number Of Items 1
Materials Used (aat) linen
Content And Subject Information Gifts of table linen which would include tray cloths were traditional for weddings in the mid twentieth century. The hearts on this particular cloth would indicate that this is a wedding gift. The unconventional turquoise linen ground and striking white thread embroidery would have been influenced by the fashion for Scandinavian design which had set off the Needlework Development Scheme .....
Production Information Domestic production with directions from a publicaiton or a transfer.
Available Images In Print Thomas Mary. Dictionary of Many Embroidery Stitches. London, England. Hodder and Stoughton Limited. 1934. page 148 Fig 215
Bibliographic References Thomas Mary. Dictionary of Many Embroidery Stitches. London, England. Hodder and Stoughton Limited. 1934
Rights Goldsmiths College, University of London. Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles.
Techniques Used (CH) woven surface, stitches
 

 

 

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