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1914 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Mrs Christie was an embroideress, teacher and author and was the first teacher of embroidery at the Royal College of Art. She encouraged the study of historical examples and in her own work she continued the English traditions of accurately reflecting nature and of technical virtuosity. One of the most striking characteristics of her work is the use of contrasting textures.

This example is worked on a figured linen ground with coloured silks in a variety of stitches including satin, stem, long and short, bullion, French knots, open work and couching. The design is based on a diamond-shaped lattice enclosing birds, plants, flowers, berries and butterflies.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen embroidered with coloured silks
Brief Description
Panel embroidered with butterflies and flowers, Mrs Christie, England, 1914
Physical Description
Linen embroidered with coloured silks in a variety of stitches including satin, stem, long and short, bullion, French knots, open work and couching. A diamond-shaped lattice with birds, plants, flowers, berries and butterflies.
Dimensions
  • Length: 52.5cm
  • Width: 172cm
Credit line
Given by R. N. Christie
Subjects depicted
Summary
Mrs Christie was an embroideress, teacher and author and was the first teacher of embroidery at the Royal College of Art. She encouraged the study of historical examples and in her own work she continued the English traditions of accurately reflecting nature and of technical virtuosity. One of the most striking characteristics of her work is the use of contrasting textures.



This example is worked on a figured linen ground with coloured silks in a variety of stitches including satin, stem, long and short, bullion, French knots, open work and couching. The design is based on a diamond-shaped lattice enclosing birds, plants, flowers, berries and butterflies.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.466-1953

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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