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The Beautiful Stitch, Ely Cathedral, 5th - 28th February 2019

Author: Ely Cathedral Published: 22nd February 2019 07:53

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The Beautiful Stitch, Ely Cathedral, 5th - 28th February 2019

The Embroiderers Guild Collection is full of stories behind the techniques and styles of embroidery on display.

The Beautiful Stitch represents the variety and scope of the Collection, including textiles from the 16th Century to the present day with examples of many techniques and from many countries. For this exhibition, five themes were chosen, representing particular strengths of the Collection.

Embroidery as Art considers the emergence of textiles as an art form in the 20th century, when new materials and techniques became popular and art schools and colleges began to offer degrees in the study of textiles in many contemporary styles.

Embroidery in Education examines the importance of education; from early needlework samplers stitched by young girls in the 17th century; when samplers were produced as a reference for stitches. The Embroiderers Guild has been a leading light in embroidery education from its beginnings in 1906, to the present day.

Embroidery as Fashion looks at the embellishment of clothing and accessories with embroidery and encompasses work by professional embroiderers and current experts in the field. Embroidery as Industry shows how embroidery spread from individuals, through cottage industries to the mass production of embroidery in factories.

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