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Sample

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gordon, Eveline (embroiderer)
    W. W. Reville Terry Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Beaded embroidery, taffeta and floss silks, tulle appliqué in silver threads, and costume pearls threaded on wire

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Gordon

  • Museum number:

    T.245-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sample of beaded embroidery for a stage dress. Pale green tulle embroidered with a waterscape design of water lilies and leaves in shades of green. Lily pads of taffeta appliqué and waved vertical leaves in tulle appliqué outlined in silver metallic threads. Water lilies of laid down rows of tiny costume pearls with three-dimensional centres of pearls threaded on wire. A bull rush at the left is worked in shiny floss silks in green and yellow.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1933 (made)

Artist/maker

Gordon, Eveline (embroiderer)
W. W. Reville Terry Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Beaded embroidery, taffeta and floss silks, tulle appliqué in silver threads, and costume pearls threaded on wire

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/63.

An attached note from Miss Gordon: 'Leaves of taffeta hem stitched on hem stitching machine designed like this with [?] done by being help by machinist then cut between the stitching. Example in edge of water lily leaves. Raised flower petals done on wire.'

Descriptive line

Sample of beaded embroidery for a stage dress, embroidered by Eveline Gordon in the workshop of W. W. Reville Terry Ltd., England, 1933.

Materials

Floss silk; Pearls; Tulle; Silver thread; Wire; Taffeta

Techniques

Embroidery; Applied work

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Leaves

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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