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Table Cover

A work made of linen ground, embroidered with silk floss.

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  • A work made of linen ground, embroidered with silk floss.

Date:

c. 1900-1910

Artist:

Possibly Leek Embroidery Society (English, founded 1879)

About this artwork

Artistic needlework became a significant practice and feature of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. Leek Embroidery Society founders Elizabeth (1834–1902) and Thomas Wardle (1831– 1909) were acquainted with artist, designer, and writer William Morris (English, 1834–1896). The Leek school style often took inspiration from historical needlework and the small flowers on this table cover are reminiscent of embroidery patterns from the 1600s.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Textiles

Artist

Leek Embroidery Society (Maker)

Title

Table Cover

Place

England (Object Possibly made in)

Date

c. 1893–1917

Medium

Linen ground, embroidered with silk floss

Dimensions

136.5 × 135.3 cm (53 3/4 × 53 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Crab Tree Farm Foundation

Reference Number

2018.782

Extended information about this artwork

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