Bridging Arts

Monday, 11 January 2010

Links and pictures - the V&A connection

Mor Thunder, the curator at the V&A who helped with the project last spring, has emailed to say that it is all right to reveal her identity - as the previously anonymous visitor who was so complimentary about the Stitch exhibition at York Gardens Libray, Battersea. Am delighted that Mor liked the show so much, as her input was invaluable when Restart 50+ and the Asian Women's Group visited the V&A and looked at printed patterns for muslin with her help..
And she has sent some images of embroidery in the V&A's collection, that she referred to in her comments. In case anyone is interested in going along to see. (I think I will, certainly.). All photos © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Waistcoat, 1710-1720. Silk damask, lined with fustian and silk and made in England. More on this link.
Dress fabric (above) made in Spitalfields, London in the 1730s. More on this link.

And silk damask brocaded in silks and silver-gilt thread woven in France in 1700. More on this link.
Thank you, Mor, for all this fantastic information.