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Jacket - Golden Jacket

Golden Jacket

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1998 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baker, Dora (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine knit and hand sewn metal embroidery thread and leaves

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Gold metal embroidery threads form the structure of this fragile looking jacket. The designer used a machine to knit the threads in an open pattern. She then embellished the jacket with leaves which were boiled, bleached and washed, and then hand-sewn onto the garment.

Dora Baker, who designed and made the jacket, is a spinner, weaver and machine knitter. She is a licentiate of the Guild of Designer Craftsmen.

Physical description

A jacket made of gold metal embroidery thread machine knit by hand in an open pattern. Real leaves have been lightly boiled in washing soda, coated in bleach and washed again. They have been hand sewn to the knitting

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1998 (made)


Baker, Dora (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Machine knit and hand sewn metal embroidery thread and leaves


Length: 72 cm neck to hem, Width: 140 cm arms outstretched

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

John Allen and Carin E.M Reinders, eds. Slipstitch+ new concepts in knitting, Dutch Textile Museum, Tilberg, 2000


Thread; Leaves


Machine knitting; Hand sewing


Fashion; Clothing

Production Type



Textiles and Fashion Collection

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