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The Development of Embroidery in America   By: (1827-1923)

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMBROIDERY IN AMERICA

By Candace Wheeler

[Illustration: CANDACE WHEELER

From the painting by her daughter Dora Wheeler Keith.

Painted by Dora Wheeler Keith ]

THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMBROIDERY IN AMERICA

By

CANDACE WHEELER

Illustrated

[Illustration]

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON MCMXXI

DEVELOPMENT OF EMBROIDERY IN AMERICA

Copyright, 1921, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America X V

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

Introductory. The Story of the Needle 3

I. Beginnings in the New World 10

II. The Crewelwork of Our Puritan Mothers 17

III. Samplers and a Word About Quilts 48

IV. Moravian Work, Portraiture, French Embroidery and Lacework 62

V. Berlin Woolwork 96

VI. Revival of Embroidery, and the Founding of the Society of Decorative Art 102

VII. American Tapestry 121

VIII. The Bayeux Tapestries 144

ILLUSTRATIONS

CANDACE WHEELER. From the painting by her daughter Dora Wheeler Keith Frontispiece

MOCCASINS OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK. Made by Sioux Indians Facing 12

PIPE BAGS OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK. Made by Sioux Indians 12

MAN'S JACKET OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK. Made by Sioux Indians 14

MAN'S JACKET OF PORCUPINE QUILLWORK. Made by Plains Indians 14

CREWEL DESIGN, drawn and colored, which dates back to Colonial times 18

TESTER embroidered in crewels in shades of blue on white homespun linen. Said to have been brought to Essex, Mass., in 1640, by Madam Susanna, wife of Sylvester Eveleth 22

RAISED EMBROIDERY ON BLACK VELVET. Nineteenth century American 22

QUILTED COVERLET made by Ann Gurnee 26

HOMESPUN WOOLEN BLANKET with King George's Crown embroidered with home dyed blue yarn in the corner. From the Burdette home at Fort Lee, N. J., where Washington was entertained 26

CHEROKEE ROSE BLANKET, made about 1830, of homespun wool with "Indian Rose" design about nineteen inches in diameter worked in the corners in home dyed yarns of black, red, yellow, and dark green. From the Westervelt collection 26

BED SET, Keturah Baldwin pattern, designed, dyed, and worked by The Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework, Deerfield, Mass. 32

BED COVERS worked in candle wicking 32

SAMPLER worked by Adeline Bryant in 1826, now in the possession of Anna D. Trowbridge, Hackensack, N. J. 50

SAMPLER embroidered in colors on écru linen, by Mary Ann Marley, aged twelve, August 30, 1820 52

SAMPLER embroidered in brown on écru linen, by Martha Carter Fitzhugh, of Virginia, in 1793, and left unfinished at her death 52

SAMPLER worked by Christiana Baird. Late eighteenth century American 54

MEMORIAL PIECE worked in silks, on white satin. Sacred to the memory of Major Anthony Morse, who died March 22, 1805 54

SAMPLER of Moravian embroidery, worked in 1806, by Sarah Ann Smith, of Smithtown, L. I. 54

SAMPLER worked by Nancy Dennis, Argyle, N... Continue reading book >>




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