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Embroidery Collection

"Unraveling the Threads of History: Embroidery as a Timeless Art" Embroidery, a craft that has woven its way through centuries

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry

King Harolds foot soldieres with spears and battle axes, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: The Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

The Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall

Norman cavalry clashes with Harolds foot soldiers forming shield wall, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Death of King Harold, Bayeux Tapestry, 69, Normandy, France, Europe

Death of King Harold, Bayeux Tapestry, 69, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Costa Rican art, Costa Rica, Central America

Costa Rican art, Costa Rica, Central America

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: The Laughing Cavalier, 1624, (1943). Creator: Frans Hals

The Laughing Cavalier, 1624, (1943). Creator: Frans Hals
The Laughing Cavalier, 1624, (1943). Painting in the Wallace Collection, London. From " The Studio", Volume 125. [The Offices of the Studio, London & New York, 1943]

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown

A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Creator: Unknown
A Feast. Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, late 11th century, (1944). Scene from the embroidery depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Building ships in preparation for war, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Building ships in preparation for war, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Bruce Springsteen performing with The E Street Band at Villa Park, The Midlands, England

Bruce Springsteen performing with The E Street Band at Villa Park, The Midlands, England, as part of his Tunnel of Love Express Tour

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Death of King Harold showing an arrow in his eye, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux

Death of King Harold showing an arrow in his eye, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Colorful Medieval Bayeux tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France. Created 11th century right after

Colorful Medieval Bayeux tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France. Created 11th century right after Battle of Hastings 1066 AD showing Norman Conquest. Shows Battle and deaths in lower panel

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558, last Tudor monarch

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558, last Tudor monarch. Version of the Armarda portrait attributed to George Gower c1588

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Bayeux Tapestry 1067: Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066. The death of Harold II

Bayeux Tapestry 1067: Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066. The death of Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Left, figure pulling arrow from eye and then being cut down by Norman knight

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown

MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown. American socialite, philanthropist, activist, and survivor of the Titanic. Photographed c1890

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Traditional Rabari tribal embroidered fabrics

Traditional Rabari tribal embroidered fabrics, Kutch, Gujarat state, India, Asia

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Altar cloth, Sainte-Marie des Batignolles church, Paris, France, Europe

Altar cloth, Sainte-Marie des Batignolles church, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Dressing Shetland Shawls

Dressing Shetland Shawls
Women from the Shetland Islands dress Shetland wool shawls on large racks Date: 1908

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Invasion fleet, William steers ship with signal lantern on mast and stern

Invasion fleet, William steers ship with signal lantern on mast and stern, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Social / Cup Day at Ascot

Social / Cup Day at Ascot
Society ladies in Ascot fashions: hobble skirts & panniers, tunic dresses, a loose fitting kimono style dress with oriental embroidery. N.B unfashionably large hats!

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: North America, Mexico, Guanajuato State, San Miguel de Allende, Mexican embroidered

North America, Mexico, Guanajuato State, San Miguel de Allende, Mexican embroidered textile hanging in stall in crafts market (Mercado de Artesanias)

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife

Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife
A Young Norwegian wife in traditional national costume Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark

Victoria Diamond Jubilee celebration bookmark
A beautifully embroidered silk bookmark to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Detail of Nez Perce beadwork of cradle board, Olympia State Capitol Museum

Detail of Nez Perce beadwork of cradle board, Olympia State Capitol Museum, Washingon state, United States of America, North America

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Crowds point to Halleys Comet, February 1066, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy

Crowds point to Halleys Comet, February 1066, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Harold steers ship across channel, a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux

Harold steers ship across channel, a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: King Harold arriving from North to confront William, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy

King Harold arriving from North to confront William, Bayeux Tapestry, Normandy, France, Europe

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Shalom, New York, United States of America, North America

Shalom, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Catherine II of Russia in Life Guard Uniform on the horse Brillante, 1782

Catherine II of Russia in Life Guard Uniform on the horse Brillante, 1782. Creator: Vigilius Erichsen
Catherine II of Russia in Life Guard Uniform on the horse Brillante, 1782. Equestrian portrait of Catherine the Great in the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Regiment

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Doily Peaks - Snow Crochet

Doily Peaks - Snow Crochet
Vertigo Artography

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Portrait of Jane Seymour by Holbein, 1536, (1936). Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait of Jane Seymour by Holbein, 1536, (1936). Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger
Jane Seymour, 1936. Jane Seymour (c1508- 1537). Queen of England 1536-1537, third wife of King Henry VIII. She died two weeks after birth of a son who would become King Edward VI

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712

Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712. She wears a tall lace Fontanges headdress with ribbons, striped mantua with train, lace sleeves, and petticoat with gold bands

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin

The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin
Alexander Roslin (1718-1793). Swedish painter. The Lady with the Veil, 1768. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Art Nouveau Embroidery

Art Nouveau Embroidery
Four art nouveau embroidery designs by Ann Macbeth, one of the most gifted designers of the influential Glasgow School. Date: 1902

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Siberian Tartar woman and a Russian Mongol couple

Siberian Tartar woman and a Russian Mongol couple
Siberian Tartar (left) and Kalmyk Mongol couple (right) of Russia in their traditional clothing Antique hand-colored print

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Lawton, Mary, Miss, portrait photograph, 1915. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Lawton, Mary, Miss, portrait photograph, 1915. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Lawton, Mary, Miss, portrait photograph, 1915

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Creator: Unknown

German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Creator: Unknown
German Renaissance ceiling and wall painting, wood mosaic and embroidery, (1898). Fig 1: Wall-painting from the bath-rooms in the Fugger-house at Augsburg

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Floating islands inhabited by Uru people, lake Titicaca, near Puno, Peru

Floating islands inhabited by Uru people, lake Titicaca, near Puno, Peru

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Irish Cottage Industries, Hand Embroidery on Linen in the Ar

Irish Cottage Industries, Hand Embroidery on Linen in the Ards - another family group outside a thatched cottage, mother and daughter embroidering

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Romanian Women - Traditional costume

Romanian Women - Traditional costume
A pair of Romanian women, in traditional National costume. A particularly fine example of the highly-decorative embroidery emplyed to decorate the skirts

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Bayeux Tapestry 1067: William of Normandy (William I, the Conqueror) at Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry 1067: William of Normandy (William I, the Conqueror) at Battle of Hastings, 14 October 1066, raises his helmet to show his followers that he is still alive

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses

Royal Wedding 1947 - bride and bridesmaid dresses
A fairytale wedding gown by Norman Hartnell for Princess Elizabeth, in itself a tribute to British skill in design and workmanship

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Young girl of Carovilli, Molise, Italy, 19th century

Young girl of Carovilli, Molise, Italy, 19th century. She wears a kerchief artfully folded around her head, and a symmetrical motley of patterns of gold braid and embroidery

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, second wife

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, second wife to Henry VIII 1501-1536. Depicted as she appeared in France with Mary Tudor. She wears a gable hood chaperon with hanging tail, low-cut bodice

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Portrait of a Woman, 1630. Creator: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy

Portrait of a Woman, 1630. Creator: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy
Portrait of a Woman, 1630

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927

Advert for Gorringes womens underwear 1927
Advertisement for F. G Ravissant undergarments, the newest fashion of wrap-around corsets lightly boned, with dainty embroidered silk lacing and ribbon and buttoning. 1927

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: The idea of blue fragrance - flowers, fabric, scent, glass, credit: Marie-Louise

The idea of blue fragrance - flowers, fabric, scent, glass, credit: Marie-Louise Avery / thePictureKitchen / TopFoto

Background imageEmbroidery Collection: Bayeux Tapestry 1067. Harold II crowned King of England, 6 January 1066. Harold enthroned

Bayeux Tapestry 1067. Harold II crowned King of England, 6 January 1066. Harold enthroned holding orb and sceptre, Archbishop Stigand on his right



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"Unraveling the Threads of History: Embroidery as a Timeless Art" Embroidery, a craft that has woven its way through centuries, holds within it stories of valor and culture. Just like King Harold's foot soldiers with their spears and battle axes depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry, embroidery serves as a visual narrative of our past. From Central America to Panama, Cristobal to Kuna Indian traditional molas, embroidery showcases the rich tapestry of diverse cultures. It transcends borders and continents, connecting us all through intricate stitches and vibrant threads. In Normandy, France, Europe stands The Bayeux Tapestry - an iconic masterpiece that depicts pivotal moments in history. A feast for the eyes captured on fabric; it transports us back to late 11th century battles and reveals unknown creators who left their mark for eternity. Costa Rican art from Central America adds another layer to this artistic journey. Its vibrant colors mirror the lush landscapes while telling tales unique to Costa Rica's heritage. Frans Hals' "The Laughing Cavalier, " created in 1624 but still resonating today (1943), reminds us that embroidery is not confined solely to fabric and can be found even in oil paintings where every brushstroke weaves together a story worth cherishing. As ships were built in preparation for war according to the Bayeux Tapestry's depiction at Bayeux, Normandy, France; we see how embroidery captures not only beauty but also historical events etched into our collective memory. The death of King Harold portrayed with an arrow piercing his eye symbolizes both tragedy and bravery. This scene immortalized by needlework speaks volumes about human resilience amidst conflict. Just as Norman cavalry clashed with Harold's foot soldiers forming shield walls on embroidered cloth; so too do different elements collide harmoniously within this ancient art form – creating something truly remarkable.