Unprecedented access to the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages, complete with detailed comments about each piece.
This fantastic book showcases the Embroiderers' Guild's huge collection of embroidered birds through the ages. Featuring photographs taken especially for the book, items are shown in full and also with detail images to show off the birds at their best. These wonderful embroidered treasures are as varied as wall hangings, dresses, bridal bags and samplers, some of which date back to the seventeenth century. The images are shown with extended captions giving the country of origin, age, size and the embroidery techniques employed to make them. Now housed in the Bucks County Museum (UK), the collection hails from countries such as China, Japan, North America, Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Norway and Switzerland. This books represents an opportunity to see fabulous embroideries that are rarely seen in public.