Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Stitch Collection

"Stitch: A Timeless Art Form Uniting Cultures and Creativity" From the delicate strokes of "A Lady Sewing in an Interior

Background imageStitch Collection: A Lady Sewing in an Interior, (oil on canvas)

A Lady Sewing in an Interior, (oil on canvas)
658653 A Lady Sewing in an Interior, (oil on canvas) by Enjolras, Delphin (1857-1945); 73x64 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Lady Sewing in an Interior. Delphin Enjolras (1857-1945)

Background imageStitch Collection: Within the Seraglio, 1879 (oil on canvas)

Within the Seraglio, 1879 (oil on canvas)
822685 Within the Seraglio, 1879 (oil on canvas) by Bridgman, Frederick Arthur (1847-1928); 54.6x73.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Within the Seraglio. Fredrick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928)

Background imageStitch Collection: HOUS2A-00150

HOUS2A-00150
Quilting party in western Virginia, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageStitch Collection: Stitch Types Diagram

Stitch Types Diagram
Leaflet that is promotional & instructional as it clearly & simply shows you how to do various basic handsewing stitches & hems such as handkerchief or rolled hem

Background imageStitch Collection: Mexican hat, Mexico, North America

Mexican hat, Mexico, North America

Background imageStitch Collection: A pear

A pear
Allan Li wp

Background imageStitch Collection: Samples of Stitching, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner

Samples of Stitching, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner
Samples of Stitching, c. 1937

Background imageStitch Collection: Sampler, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner

Sampler, c. 1937. Creator: Edith Towner
Sampler, c. 1937

Background imageStitch Collection: Sampler, c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes

Sampler, c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes
Sampler, c. 1937

Background imageStitch Collection: Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes

Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes
Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937

Background imageStitch Collection: Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes

Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937. Creator: Ruth M. Barnes
Sampler (Stitching), c. 1937

Background imageStitch Collection: Apron. Creator: Unknown

Apron. Creator: Unknown
Apron

Background imageStitch Collection: The International Exhibition: Gruner's patent folding, stitching and pressing machine, 1862

The International Exhibition: Gruner's patent folding, stitching and pressing machine, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Gruner's patent folding, stitching and pressing machine, 1862. This compact little folding-machine

Background imageStitch Collection: Hello Horseshoe

Hello Horseshoe
Jason Stephens

Background imageStitch Collection: Barbarian

Barbarian
Jacek Poprawski

Background imageStitch Collection: The Same Old Yarn, 1918 (watercolour, gouache and pencil on board)

The Same Old Yarn, 1918 (watercolour, gouache and pencil on board)
823237 The Same Old Yarn, 1918 (watercolour, gouache and pencil on board) by Christy, Howard Chandler (1873-1952); 88.9x64.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Same Old Yarn)

Background imageStitch Collection: Two female Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) carrying infants (3-4 weeks)

Two female Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) carrying infants (3-4 weeks) while running across open ground, Berenty Private Reserve, southern Madagascar. (digitally stitched image)

Background imageStitch Collection: Five images of schooling Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula)

Five images of schooling Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) digitally combined for this panorama photograph. Lanai, Hawaii

Background imageStitch Collection: Schooling Black Striped Salema / Snapper (Xenocys jessiae) and Yellowtail Surgeonfish

Schooling Black Striped Salema / Snapper (Xenocys jessiae) and Yellowtail Surgeonfish (Prionurus laticlavius). Galapagos Islands, Equador. Three images were stitched to create this panorama

Background imageStitch Collection: Illustration of a knitted jumper set Date: 1936

Illustration of a knitted jumper set Date: 1936

Background imageStitch Collection: Model wearing tight knitted sweater in fancy rib stitch. Date: 1940

Model wearing tight knitted sweater in fancy rib stitch. Date: 1940

Background imageStitch Collection: Model wearing a tight knitted sweater in a diamond pattern of rib and garter stitch. Date: 1940

Model wearing a tight knitted sweater in a diamond pattern of rib and garter stitch. Date: 1940

Background imageStitch Collection: A drop shoulder cardigan in honeycomb stitch, published with instructions on how to create

A drop shoulder cardigan in honeycomb stitch, published with instructions on how to create the garment at home. Date: 1954

Background imageStitch Collection: Advert cover, Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines

Advert cover, Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines
Advert cover, Wheeler & Wilson's gold medal lock stitch Sewing Machines, Queen Victoria Street, London, and Bold Street, Liverpool

Background imageStitch Collection: Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's No. 6 Sewing Machine

Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's No. 6 Sewing Machine
Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's new rotary-hook lock-stitch No. 6 Sewing Machine, price £9. Date: 1875

Background imageStitch Collection: Pair of Pockets, 1720-40 (linen)

Pair of Pockets, 1720-40 (linen)
2632489 Pair of Pockets, 1720-40 (linen) by English School, (18th century); 41x28 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageStitch Collection: Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489)

Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489)
4473197 Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489) by English School, (18th century); Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageStitch Collection: Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489)

Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489)
4473196 Pocket, 1720-40 (linen) (detail of 2632489) by English School, (18th century); Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageStitch Collection: Mrs. Valtat Sewing and Her Son Jean; Mme. Valtat Cousant et son Fils Jean, (oil on canvas)

Mrs. Valtat Sewing and Her Son Jean; Mme. Valtat Cousant et son Fils Jean, (oil on canvas)
656501 Mrs. Valtat Sewing and Her Son Jean; Mme. Valtat Cousant et son Fils Jean, (oil on canvas) by Valtat, Louis (1869-1952); 50x61.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mrs)

Background imageStitch Collection: Mending the Net, 1892 (oil on canvas)

Mending the Net, 1892 (oil on canvas)
823053 Mending the Net, 1892 (oil on canvas) by Dessar, Louis Paul (1867-1952); 98x79.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mending the Net. Louis Paul Dessar (1867-1952). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: The Sewing Room; Le Salon de Couture, c. 1920 (oil on canvas)

The Sewing Room; Le Salon de Couture, c. 1920 (oil on canvas)
825849 The Sewing Room; Le Salon de Couture, c.1920 (oil on canvas) by Valtat, Louis (1869-1952); 56x46.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sewing Room; Le Salon de Couture)

Background imageStitch Collection: Woman in Yellow sewing; Femme en Jaune Cousant, 1931 (oil on canvas)

Woman in Yellow sewing; Femme en Jaune Cousant, 1931 (oil on canvas)
652288 Woman in Yellow sewing; Femme en Jaune Cousant, 1931 (oil on canvas) by Valtat, Louis (1869-1952); 25.5x20.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman in Yellow sewing; Femme en Jaune Cousant)

Background imageStitch Collection: Red Dao Woman

Red Dao Woman
Fira Mikael

Background imageStitch Collection: Making harnesses, Mary Saverick stitching, Pioneer Parachute Company Mills, Manchester, Conn. 1942

Making harnesses, Mary Saverick stitching, Pioneer Parachute Company Mills, Manchester, Conn. 1942
Making harnesses, Mary Saverick stitching, Pioneer Parachute Company Mills, Manchester, Conn

Background imageStitch Collection: Early Sorrow, 1861 (oil on canvas)

Early Sorrow, 1861 (oil on canvas)
658745 Early Sorrow, 1861 (oil on canvas) by Hardy, Frederick Daniel (1826-1911); 65.5x100 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Early Sorrow. Frederick Daniel Hardy (1826-1911). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: Farm women working on quilt, near West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, 1939

Farm women working on quilt, near West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Farm women working on quilt. Near West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon. See general caption number 58

Background imageStitch Collection: Venetian Costume Makers, 1888. Creator: Samuel Melton Fisher

Venetian Costume Makers, 1888. Creator: Samuel Melton Fisher
Venetian Costume Makers, 1888. From, The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 38. July to December, 1888

Background imageStitch Collection: Abstract Art 118. Creator: Bandji Fall

Abstract Art 118. Creator: Bandji Fall
Abstract Art 118

Background imageStitch Collection: Grandmothers Green Thumb, 1880 (oil on canvas)

Grandmothers Green Thumb, 1880 (oil on canvas)
827127 Grandmothers Green Thumb, 1880 (oil on canvas) by Wilhelm, Heinrich (1816-1902); 61x48.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Grandmothers Green Thumb. Heinrich Wilhelm (1816-1902)

Background imageStitch Collection: Grandeur Dechue, (oil on canvas)

Grandeur Dechue, (oil on canvas)
658491 Grandeur Dechue, (oil on canvas) by Leroy, Jules (1833-1865); 46.3x55.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Grandeur Dechue. Jules Le Roy (1833-1865). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: Gentle Persuasion, (oil on canvas)

Gentle Persuasion, (oil on canvas)
989267 Gentle Persuasion, (oil on canvas) by Portielje, Edward (1861-1949); 46.3x38.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gentle Persuasion. Edward Antoon Portielje (1861-1949). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: Mother and Baby (oil on canvas)

Mother and Baby (oil on canvas)
1767507 Mother and Baby (oil on canvas) by Nourse, Elizabeth (1859-1938); 61.6x48.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mother and Baby. Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: Stitch Stitch, The Home of a London Tailor, (oil on canvas)

Stitch Stitch, The Home of a London Tailor, (oil on canvas)
656973 Stitch Stitch, The Home of a London Tailor, (oil on canvas) by Donne, Walter J. (fl.1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: Stitch Stitch, The Home of a London Tailor. Walter J)

Background imageStitch Collection: Mending the Net, 1871 (oil on canvas)

Mending the Net, 1871 (oil on canvas)
658304 Mending the Net, 1871 (oil on canvas) by Midwood, William Henry (1833-88); 71x91.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mending the Net. William Henry Midwood (fl.1867-1875). Oil on canvas

Background imageStitch Collection: Knitters, High Bridge Park, (oil on canvas)

Knitters, High Bridge Park, (oil on canvas)
822997 Knitters, High Bridge Park, (oil on canvas) by Luks, George Benjamin (1867-1933); 76.1x91.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Knitters, High Bridge Park. George Benjamin Luks (1866-1933)

Background imageStitch Collection: Biskra, (oil on canvas)

Biskra, (oil on canvas)
658568 Biskra, (oil on canvas) by Simoni, Gustavo (1846-1925); 87.5x59 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Biskra. Gustavo Simoni (b. 1846). Oil on canvas. 87.5 x 59cm); Photo © Christies Images

Background imageStitch Collection: Harriet R, 1910-1915 (oil on canvas)

Harriet R, 1910-1915 (oil on canvas)
822718 Harriet R, 1910-1915 (oil on canvas) by Boyd, Rutherford (1884-1951); 61.6x61.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Harriet R. Boyd Sewing by Candlelight. Rutherford Boyd (1884-1951)

Background imageStitch Collection: Georgia O Keefe: A Portrait - Hands with Thimble, 1920 (solarised palladium print)

Georgia O Keefe: A Portrait - Hands with Thimble, 1920 (solarised palladium print)
990482 Georgia O Keefe: A Portrait - Hands with Thimble, 1920 (solarised palladium print) by Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946); 23.49x19.37 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Georgia O Keefe)



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

"Stitch: A Timeless Art Form Uniting Cultures and Creativity" From the delicate strokes of "A Lady Sewing in an Interior, (oil on canvas)" to the intricate patterns of a Mexican hat from North America, it has been a universal language of craftsmanship. Whether it's the precise techniques depicted in the "Stitch Types Diagram" or the cozy warmth exuded by an illustration of a knitted jumper set from 1936, it has always held a special place in our hearts. In fashion history, we see how stitch transformed garments into works of art. The model wearing a tight knitted sweater in fancy rib stitch from 1940 showcases both elegance and comfort. Another model flaunts a diamond patterned rib and garter stitch sweater from the same era, proving that even simple stitches can create stunning designs. But it wasn't just clothing that benefited from this craft; household items also found their beauty through stitching. Take for example the drop shoulder cardigan in honeycomb stitch published with instructions on how to create it at home back in 1954 – functional yet stylish. The significance of stitching is not limited to fabric alone; sewing machines played their part too. Advertisements like Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines cover and No. 6 Sewing Machine advert remind us how these inventions revolutionized the way we sewed. Looking back further into history, we discover pockets made with linen dating back to 1720-40. These intricately stitched accessories were not only practical but also showcased exquisite needlework skills passed down through generations. And finally, let's not forget about individuals who mastered this art form like Ethel Larcombe whose talent brought life to fabric through her skilled hands. In essence, whether it be creating beautiful garments or adding charm to everyday objects, stitches have woven themselves into our lives throughout time – connecting cultures and showcasing human creativity at its finest.