Needlework

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1740-1770

GUSN

GUSN-54103

Description

Long narrow strip of plain woven wool embellished with a repeating embroidered scroll and floral design. Worked in crewel yarns. The vine and leaves are in shades of blue. The flowers are in shades of yellow, pink, and purple. Bottom edge is decorated with buttonhole stitching. Top edge was once turned under and stitched.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
wool (textile)
embroidering
Needlework
Needlework

Maker

Woods, Susanna (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

MA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan E. Swallow

Accession Number

1945.454

Places

Dunstable (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)