Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Embroidery Art

Embroidery is a form of needlework that could be created by hand or by machine; it uses different stitches of colored yarns to create a decorative pattern or design on a base fabric. People frame embroidered patterns, use them to cover decorative pillows, or use them as tabletop accessories. Embroidery can be found on boxes, pouches, beddings, as well as in fashion.

Chelsea Textiles is famous for its embroidered fabrics. The company was involved in recreating the embroidery that was made by Marie Antoinette for the reopening of The Wrightsman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

From the Embroidered Vines collection
Beaumont and Fletcher also create the most wonderful collection of embroidered fabrics. Their fabrics are inspired by museum textiles- the craftsmanship and the quality is impeccable.
Zola royal blue: hand embroidered fabric with antique silver threads
Salome: hand embroidered with strong Ottoman influences

Spitalfields: in gold silk

Photo 1 The Floral Home
Photo 2 Scalamndré, photography Dan Mayers
Photo 3 courtesy of Chelsea Textiles’ site
Photo 4, 5, 6 courtesy of Beaumont & Fletcher’s site


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