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Embroidery. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Explore the craft of embroidery from the middle ages to the present day, and trace the history of needlework techniques, designers, patterns, and samplers.

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Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings (Paperback)

Embroidery Designs for Fashion and Furnishings (Paperback)

This beautiful book illustrates the highlights of the fine collection of designs for embroidery at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Focusing on designs…

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Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Event - Hand & Lock - Tour 1

Mon 14 September 2015 11:00–12:00

Attention to detail is the mark of truly great couture, and no one understands this better than the embroidery experts at Hand & Lock. The 247-year-old company specialises in a host of varied embroidery techniques, including tambour beading, silk shading and the ancient tradition of goldwork.

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