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Embroidered picture - It's Only Me

It's Only Me

  • Object:

    Embroidered picture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Poulton, Jane (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen scrim embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.162-1990

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Jane Poulton is well known for her small embroidered pictures of figurative subjects, often featuring animals and birds. She also works as an illustrator, and her paintings, like her embroideries, are on an intimate scale, and convey a subtle humour.

'It's Only Me' is worked in satin stitch on linen with mercerised cotton threads.

Physical description

Picture panel of linen embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton. With a primitive figure of a bird in the first section, the sun and a flower in another section, and a snail and a tree in the third.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Poulton, Jane (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Linen scrim embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1989/1925.
Poulton's embroidered miniatures combine naive imagery with influences from historical embroidery, although the swirling stitching in this picture, inspired by details in English medieval church embroidery, is entirely worked by machine.

Descriptive line

Picture panel of linen embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton, designed and made by Jane Poulton, England, 1990

Materials

Linen (material); Cotton thread

Techniques

Machine embroidery

Subjects depicted

Flower; Tree; Snail; Bird

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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