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Set of embroidered figures

Set of embroidered figures

  • Place of origin:

    Maidstone (made)

  • Date:

    1959 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Riley, Susan (designer)
    Riley, Susan (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine-embroidered, canvas, stuffed with kapok

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Needlework Development Scheme

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.223 to B-1962

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Set of machine-embroidered figures. A shepherd with two sheep for a Christmas crib. The figures are made of cone shapes stiffened with tailor's canvas and stuffed with kapok and decorated with machine-embroidery.

Place of Origin

Maidstone (made)


1959 (made)


Riley, Susan (designer)
Riley, Susan (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-embroidered, canvas, stuffed with kapok


Height: 235 mm, Width: 109 mm, Depth: 70 mm

Descriptive line

A shepherd with sheep for christmas crib. The figure made of a cone shape stiffened with tailors canvas and stuffed with Kapok and decorated with machine embroidery. Designed and made by Susan Riley, Maidstone, 1959. Condition: Good. (NDS Collection - 5189&A)

Production Note

NDS 5189


Canvas; Kapok



Subjects depicted

Shepherds; Sheep


Textiles; Embroidery; Christmas; Christianity; Animals and Wildlife


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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