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Set of embroidered figures

Set of embroidered figures

  • Place of origin:

    Maidstone, United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1959 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Susan Riley (designer)

  • 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.
[Figure] Figure of a shepherd.
[Figure] Figure of a sheep.
[Figure] Figure of a sheep.

Place of Origin

Maidstone, United Kingdom (made)


1959 (made)


Susan Riley (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Machine-embroidered, canvas, stuffed with kapok


[Figure] Height: 8 in
[Figure] Height: 1.25 in
[Figure] Height: 1 in

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

Sheep; Shepherds


Textiles; Embroidery; Christmas; Christianity; Animals and Wildlife

Collection code


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