Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme, 16th century-1998 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content.

Collection Overview

Title: Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme, 16th century-1998 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: The Needlework Development Scheme (1934-1961)

Other Creators: J & P Coats (UK) Ltd (1808-1981)

Extent: 125.0 Items

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into seven series:

NDS GB: Examples of British needlework

NDS F: Examples of foreign needlework

NDS COR: Correspondence of the NDS

NDS INV: NDS inventories

NDS IMG: NDS images

NDS PUB: NDS publications

NDS REL: NDS related material

Subjects: Art education, Embroidery (visual works), Publications, Teaching materials, Textiles, The Glasgow School of Art

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the surviving papers of the Needlework Development Scheme and over 100 examples of needlework. Of these examples, 28 are from Great Britain and 54 are examples of non-British work including examples from Greece, India, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Bosnia. Items include ecclesiatical, domestic, costume, clothing and modern embroideries, tea cosies, funeral pall, clothing, lace work, wall hangings, samplers, linen work and cushion covers.

The surviving papers include a complete inventory of 1012 items that were part of the Needlework Development Scheme prior to its dispersal in 1961. This provides information on the original numbering scheme used for the needlework examples and also provides information on the provenance of each item, although this is not necessarily the creator of the item but the person from whom the item was received, as well as a description of the item itself. There is an inventory of the parts of the collection received by the Glasgow School of Art, insurance details concerning the collection and the correspondence of the Needlework Development Scheme, 1931-1941.

Collection Historical Note

The Needlework Development in Scotland scheme ran from 1934-1939 and was a collaboration between art and design education with industry, with its funding being received from J & P Coats, thread manufacturers of Paisley, Scotland, with the company's main office being located in Glasgow, Scotland. The aims of the Scheme were to encourage greater interest in needlework and to improve the standard of design, the scheme becoming a forerunner of the Needlework Development Scheme (NDS), 1944-1961, also funded by J & P Coats.

The NDS was led by the vision of Colin Martin, and based on the educational philosophies of the time. The Scheme's aim was to improve the standard of design and technique of embroidery by helping both teachers and students. Encouraging embroidery also meant that J & P Coats were creating a future market for their threads and at the scheme's height in the 1950s J & P Coats spent the current equivalent of £1m printing 15 million bulletins which were mostly issued free to school girls.

The NDS was managed from the Central Agency of J & P Coats in Wellington Street, Glasgow. Loan collections of historical and modern embroideries were developed with examples being purchased by, or donated to, the Scheme with some examples being purchased from the Glasgow School of Art. These collections were then exhibited and loaned to schools in order to help teach and promote embroidery as an art form.

In 1961, Coats Patons Ltd, formerly J & P Coats Ltd, withdrew funding for the Scheme and it ceased to function. The collection of over 3000 textile items was broken up and disseminated between around 14 universities, colleges and museums. In Scotland, NDS collections exist at The Royal Museum of Scotland, Paisley Museum, Dundee University, Edinburgh College of Art, Gray's School of Art at Aberdeen, and the Glasgow School of Art. The Glasgow School of Art was one of the places that received material from the NDS and Kath Whyte, the Head of School of Embroided and Woven Textiles at the time, was able to choose the items from the collection that she felt would be useful for use as teaching aids within her department.

Biographical Note

The Needlework Development Scheme (NDS) was a collaborative project between art and design education and industry. Originally established in Scotland in 1934, its aim was to encourage embroidery and to raise the standard of design in Britain.

Financed by J and P Coats, the thread manufacturers, the Scheme was organised by the four Scottish art schools, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Its collection of foreign and British embroidery was available to domestic science and training colleges, women's institutions and schools, as well as art schools. By 1939, the Scheme had acquired some 900 embroideries but the outbreak of WWII closed the Scheme and the collection was retained by the four original art schools.

Glasgow School of Art was instrumental in re-starting the Scheme late in 1944. Its aims were the same as its predecessor, but expanded its remit to include other arts schools in the United Kingdom where embroidery was taught.In the years following the WWII, the Scheme became centralised and staffed with a qualified embroidery expert, a secretary and several practitioners. The Scheme commissioned the British designer Mary Kessell to prepare designs to be interpreted by embroidery artists in Britain, as the best needlework examples in the collection were foreign. The result was a touring exhibition of work by the Bromley College in London.

The scheme was disbanded in 1961 when funding was withdrawn, although it was recognised that the NDS had achieved its aims. The NDS had amassed 3000 textile items by this time, which were divided and distributed around universities, art schools, organisations and museums including the National Museum of Scotland, the Embroideries Guild and the V&A.

Subject/Index Terms

Art education
Embroidery (visual works)
Publications
Teaching materials
Textiles
The Glasgow School of Art

Administrative Information

Repository: GSA Archives

Access Restrictions: Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Use Restrictions:

Application for permission to quote should be submitted to the Glasgow School of Art Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information: This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Related Materials:

When the NDS was disbanded in 1962 the collection was disseminated around Britain. Items from the collection can now be found at the following:

University of Dundee Museum Collections, Dundee, Scotland

Embroiderers' Guild, Surrey, England

National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

GB 0248 UGD 199: Records of J & P Coats Ltd, cotton thread manufacturers, 1830-1981 (Glasgow University Archive Services)

Processing Information:

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 November 2001. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002.

Fonds level description added to CALM by Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist, 09 April 2008.

Updated by Kimberly Sommerville, volunteer, 03 April 2009.

Finding Aid Revision History: Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.


Description of Contents

Correspondence of the Needlework Development Scheme in Scotland, 1934-1966,
Examples of International Needlework, 17th century-20th century,
Examples of British Needlework, 16th century-1960,
Images of Needlework Development Scheme objects, c1934-1977,
Inventories and Catalogues of the Needlework Development Scheme collection, c1939-1960,
Publications of the Needlework Development Scheme, c1938-1960s,
NDS-related material, c1929-1998
NDS/GB, (Series) Examples of British Needlework, 16th century-1960 Add to your favourites. 
Description: 71 textiles originating from Great Britain.
Extent: 73 items
Reference: NDS/GB
Arrangement: The items are arranged in chronological order.
NDS/GB/1, (Item) Tudor Flower Motif, 16th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British formal flower motif outlined in chain-stitched metal thread, on linen. Blackwork fillings in silk in several patterns have become worn in places. The motif has been cut out of background and mounted on modern linen. About half the metal thread embroidery is modern restoration. Shows influence of formal Sanish design. Much of the outline is restoration and has been remounted. This work may have been carried out in J&P Coats studio. Another identical and two related motifs, donated to the NDS by John Jacoby are in the Embroiderers' Guild Collection (EG 206). Originally they may have been part of a cover for a long cushion.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1367
Reference: NDS/GB/1
Dimensions: 152 x 132 mm
NDS/GB/2, (Item) Belt with Purse and Pincushion, 17th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Plaited green silk belt with silver fastening. Purse and pincushion are tapestry woven in silks and metal thread, and are attached to belt with plaited cords. Purse has drawstring fastening finished with woven tassels made over wooden beads. Purse has floral design and pincushion features a small bird.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 3932
Reference: NDS/GB/2
Dimensions: Purse: 145 x 165 x 20 mm, Pincushion: 72 x 75 x 30 mm, Belt: 220 mm diameter 15 mm depth, Overall: 620 x 240 x 30 mm
NDS/GB/3, (Item) Needlepoint Lace Sampler, Mid 17th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Stuart linen sampler with seven panels of needlepoint lace motifs showing Italian influence. Geometric 'reticella' motifs and 'punto in aria' figures possibly from Venetian pattern-books. Very good condition.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 100
Reference: NDS/GB/3
Dimensions: 480 x 174 mm
NDS/GB/4, (Item) Stump-work Picture, 1652 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Shows two royal personages in 17th century costume. Figures and animal motifs are padded, and flower petals and clothing are worked in detached buttonhole stitch. Dated 1652 with a monograph at the man's feet in small pearls.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 4105
Reference: NDS/GB/4
Dimensions: 260 x 384 x 25 mm
NDS/GB/5, (Item) Sampler, 1669 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Long linen sampler worked in coloured silks in decorative bands including alphabets, geometric patterns and flower motifs in large variety of stitches. Signed 'A.B.' or 'R.B.' 1669. The originally bright colours can be seen on the back, but the front is faded.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 899
Reference: NDS/GB/5
Dimensions: 864 x 180 mm
NDS/GB/6, (Item) Chair seat, Late 17th to Early 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Jacobean design chain-stitch throughout, in coloured wools on linen. Extensive use of shading. Embroidery in good condition but background is worn and has been mounted on a backing.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 515
Reference: NDS/GB/6
Dimensions: 390 x 502 x 38 mm
NDS/GB/7, (Item) Apron, c1700 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Floral design embroidered on green taffeta in silks and gold thread. Satin stitch and variety of fillings used. Background has shredded in places and has been backed on net.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1830
Reference: NDS/GB/7
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/8
Dimensions: 485 x 988 mm
NDS/GB/8, (Item) Apron, Early 18th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Scallop-edged cream taffeta apron. Silk and metal threads. Symmetrical floral design incorporating metal thread areas padded with cord. Extensive use of pearl and sequins. Framed.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 4106
Reference: NDS/GB/8
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/7
Dimensions: 400 x 960 mm
NDS/GB/9, (Item) Fragment of Embroidery, Early 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Silk on cream linen. Meandering flower design, chain stitch and French knots. Shaded colours. Background stitched to resemble quilting.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 3933
Reference: NDS/GB/9
Dimensions: 260 x 356 mm
NDS/GB/10, (Item) Section of Panel, c1720 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Flowering tree design in silks and metal threads, in places couched over cord padding. Cream corded silk background has been pieced together, and is shredded.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1330
Reference: NDS/GB/10
Related Material: See GB 1694 NDS/F/37 for Italian 17th century treatment of similar subject.
Dimensions: 503 x 468 x 3 mm
NDS/GB/11, (Item) Baby's vest, Early 18th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. White lawn with hollypoint lace insertions on shoulders, incorporating initials 'A.M.' Hems finished with drawn-thread and embroidered edge.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1391
Reference: NDS/GB/11
Dimensions: 320 x 590 mm
NDS/GB/12, (Item) Quilt, Early 18th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Exotic flower and bird motifs in bright colours chain stitched on linen. Several motifs recur in different colours. Influenced by imported painted cottons from Far East.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1058
Reference: NDS/GB/12
Dimensions: 2320 x 2460 mm
NDS/GB/13, (Item) Pole Screen Panel, 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Brighly coloured wool embroidery on tapestry woven background which is striped at the base to form part of the design. Flowering urn design with birds. From an early 18th century tripod walnut pole screen destroyed in London during the war.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1238
Reference: NDS/GB/13
Dimensions: 320 x 500 x 2 mm
NDS/GB/14, (Item) Fragment of Hanging, 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: Floral sprig design worked in shades of blue silks on white lawn in variety of stitches.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 795
Reference: NDS/GB/14
Dimensions: 493 x 406 mm
NDS/GB/15, (Item) Georgian Waistcoat, Mid 18th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: English. Fine white corded silk waistcoat with floral border incorporating the rose, thistle and shamrock. Pockets have embroidered flaps. Part of the spotted background has been unpicked. Shows influence of Chinese embroideries.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 124
Reference: NDS/GB/15
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/16
Dimensions: 625 x 445 x 50 mm
NDS/GB/16, (Item) Georgian Waistcoat, Mid 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Floral border design continues round high collar and pocket flaps. Remainder of waistcoat has all-over sprig design. Buttons are embroidered. Fine satin stitch embroidery shows Chinese influence. Used to be framed.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1311
Reference: NDS/GB/16
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/15
Dimensions: 630 x 625 x 90 mm
NDS/GB/17, (Item) Sampler, 1780 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Long linen sampler embroidered almost entirely in cross-stitch. Bands of formal pattern and alphabets at the top. To each side of the signature "HCW 1780" are initials "MEW 1780" and "IFMS 1780". Lower half is decorated with variety of motifs, biblical characters, birds, trees etc.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/17
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/18
Dimensions: 1892 x 247 mm
NDS/GB/18, (Item) Sampler, 1787 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British sampler. Cross stitch on fine linen. Signed "IMW 1787". Motifs similar to GB 1694 NDS/GB/17 but smaller scale. Biblical and allegorical figures, birds, plants and formal garden motifs.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/18
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/17
Dimensions: 409 x 446 mm
NDS/GB/19, (Item) Fragment of Embroidered Muslin, Late 18th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Meandering all-over design of leafy stems and flower heads. Chain stitch in blues, greens and pinks. Mounted in roll.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1322
Reference: NDS/GB/19
Dimensions: 600 x 655 mm
NDS/GB/20, (Item) Apron, Late 18th century-Early 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Muslin with border embroidered with floral design in ochre shades in chain stitch in worsted thread. Waistband embroidered.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/20
Dimensions: 660 x 1080 mm
NDS/GB/21, (Item) Folder of Whitework, 19th century Add to your favourites.(Folder) Folder of Whitework, 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Examples of work produced throughout 19th century.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 27
Reference: NDS/GB/21
Dimensions: open: 336 x 940 x 4 mm; closed: 336 x 236 x 25 mm
NDS/GB/22, (Item) Piece of Embroidered Dress, Early 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Whitework embroidery on fine muslin. Graceful satin stitch design with eyelet holes, typical of work used for dresses, flounces and aprons.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 53
Reference: NDS/GB/22
Dimensions: 670 x 430 mm
NDS/GB/23, (Item) Border fragment, Early 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Black embroidery on white cotton of intertwining ribbon and flower design. Buttonhole and running stitches.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1547
Reference: NDS/GB/23
Dimensions: 124 x 408 mm
NDS/GB/24, (Item) Pelerine, 1830-1840 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Whitework double caped collar of type fashionable between 1830-1840. Embroidered with sprigs and trailing border of flowers. Scalloped edge.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 293
Reference: NDS/GB/24
Dimensions: 760 x 935 mm
NDS/GB/25, (Item) Pole Screen Panel, c1830 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Posy of flowers worked in stem-stitch in soft colours on cream silk. Charming naturalistic design.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 5264
Reference: NDS/GB/25
Dimensions: 299 x 272 x 13 mm
NDS/GB/26, (Item) Samples of needle-lace fillings, 1837 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Sixteen samples, one of which is signed 'E McG 1837'. Worked by E McGaan of Ayrshire, 1837.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/26
Physical Description: Wood and textile
Dimensions: 297 x 328 x 30 mm

Creator(s):

McGaan, E

NDS/GB/27, (Item) Corner of Handkerchief, Early 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Floral corner decoration with over-elaborate initials which seem to have been added later. Deep vandyked edge. Lace fillings in pierced sections of design.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1707
Reference: NDS/GB/27
Dimensions: 238 x 238 mm
NDS/GB/28, (Item) Ayrshire Christening Robe, Early 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Long robe with sprig embroidered traingular central panel, with side flounces, and bodice. A variety of lace fillings are used.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/28
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/29 and GB 1694 NDS/GB/30
Dimensions: 1220 mm long
NDS/GB/29, (Item) Ayrshire Christening Robe, Early 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: Scottish. Long robe with richly embroidered central panel with side flounces running up over shoulders and round back of neck. Double flounced sleeves.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/29
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/28 and GB 1694 NDS/GB/30
Dimensions: 1120 mm long
NDS/GB/30, (Item) Ayrshire Christening Robe, Mid 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: Scottish. Of coarser cotton than other 2 robes in collection (GB 1694 NDS/GB/28 and GB 1694 NDS/GB/29). Bottom of centre panel, and bodice, richly embroidered and incorporating lace fillings. Short flounced sleeves.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/30
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/28 and GB 1694 NDS/GB/29
Dimensions: 1080 mm long
NDS/GB/31, (Item) Folder of printed designs on cotton, 1860s Add to your favourites.(Folder) Folder of printed designs on cotton, 1860s Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Examples partly worked showing how they were interpreted. One design dated 1862.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 485
Reference: NDS/GB/31
Dimensions: open: 253 x 1175 x 5 mm; closed: 253 x 595 x 20 mm
NDS/GB/32, (Item) Infant's Bonnet, c1862 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Made for children of G. D. Fullerton Esq. Embroidered with small flower design. Drawstrings to fit cap to head. Round lace-edged crown.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1276
Reference: NDS/GB/32
Dimensions: 130 x 130 x 106 mm
NDS/GB/33, (Item) Handkerchief, Ayrshire embroidery, Mid 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Very fine lawn with flower and leaf design at each corner and initial 'A' in pink in one corner. Very fine drawn fillings and drawn hem.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 5143
Reference: NDS/GB/33
Dimensions: 480 x 470 mm
NDS/GB/34, (Item) Sleeve with embroidered cuff, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Fine lawn with pink ribbon threaded through white embroidered cuff. Possibly worked by French nuns in Jersey.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/34
Custodial History: Donated to GSA Embroidery and Weaving Department by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 460 x 200 x 58 mm
NDS/GB/35, (Item) Sleeve with embroidered cuff, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: Muslin with white embroidered cuff with short scalloped frill towards hand, and a deeper one facing upwards.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/35
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 435 x 175 x 65 mm
NDS/GB/36, (Item) Sleeve, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Muslin with pierced floral design with net fillings. Lace cuff threaded with black velvet ribbon.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/36
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 398 x 125 x 64 mm
NDS/GB/37, (Item) Sleeve, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Pierced 'broderie anglaise' design of circles and flowers on lower half of sleeve and cuff.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/37
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 420 x 195 x 45 mm
NDS/GB/38, (Folder) Sleeve, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Cotton with 'broderie anglaise' frills at cuff. Leaf design.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/38
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 443 x 195 x 55 mm
NDS/GB/39, (Item) Sleeve, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Narrow buttoned cuff with embroidered net lace frill.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/39
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 50 mm
NDS/GB/40, (Item) Collar, Late 19th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. White floral embroidery on fine lawn. Scalloped edge.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/40
Custodial History: Donated by Victoria Gaul, Brookfield, Renfrewshire: 22nd March 1969.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
NDS/GB/41, (Item) Strip of Embroidered Net, Early 20th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Embroidered floral motifs, worked through cambric mounted underneath net, which was carefully cut away after outlines completed. Variety of interesting lace fillings.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 908
Reference: NDS/GB/41
Dimensions: 123 x 903 mm
NDS/GB/42, (Item) Cushion cover, c1916 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Crewel work on natural linen. Basket of flowers motif, worked predominently in shades of green, orange and pink. Woollen fringe. Has label from G.S.A. Needlework Exhibition of 1916. Designed by Mrs. Newbery (Jessie Newbery). Worked by Mrs. Rowat (her mother), Glasgow.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/42
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/43
Former Reference: NMC/440
Dimensions: 675 x 685 x 20 mm

Creator(s):

Newbery, Jessie Wylie

NDS/GB/43, (Item) Mantel border, c1916 Add to your favourites. 
Description: Scottish. Crewel work on natural linen. Art Noveau influence in curving stems of flowers. Predominantly green and pink. Has label of G.S.A. Needlework Exhibition of 1916. Designed by Mrs. Newbery (Jessie Newbery) and worked by Mrs. Rowat, Glasgow (her mother).
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/43
Former Reference: NMC/441
Dimensions: 670 x 2458 mm

Creator(s):

Newbery, Jessie Wylie

NDS/GB/44, (Item) Curtain, Early 20th century Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Deep turquoise silk with black ends. Applique designs with satin stitch outline. Two stars at top and lily with butterfly at bottom. Possibly by Ann Macbeth.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NMC 416
Reference: NDS/GB/44
Custodial History: Gifted 1969 by Mrs Proudfoot, 11 Auchendoon Crescent, Ayr.
Dimensions: 3590 x 820 mm
NDS/GB/45, (Item) Bedspread, Early 20th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Made in sections of cut-work embroidered linen and fillet lace, in a wide variety of designs. The monograph of the maker and her husband are included on the centre section. By Mrs. Peiniger, Southsea.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1272
Reference: NDS/GB/45
Dimensions: 2475 x 1965 mm
NDS/GB/46, (Item) Shadow-work fragment, Early 20th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Worked on fine cotton in herringbone stitch on the back giving shadow effect on the front of the fabric. Originally an Indian technique.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/46
Dimensions: 258 x 272 mm
NDS/GB/47, (Item) Cloth with macrame fringe, c19th century-20th century Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. White cloth with deep macrame border of linen thread monogram 'M' worked in red cross-stitch.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/47
Dimensions: 830 x 1920 mm
NDS/GB/48, (Item) Cot quilt, 1934 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Copy of traditional design. Hand stitched.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 671
Reference: NDS/GB/48
Dimensions: 605 x 860 x 5 mm
NDS/GB/49, (Item) Leather curtain, 1934 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Applique curtain in shades of yellow shading to dark brown at the bottom. Art Deco design with pink and silver stripes. Patched together from irregular jigsaw shaped pieces.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 328
Reference: NDS/GB/49
Dimensions: 2210 x 1060 mm
NDS/GB/50, (Item) Panel - 'Carnival', 1932 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Large panel depicting daytime carnival scene and nightime bacchanal. Worked in bright coloured wool in solid stitchery. Framed. By Molly Booker, London.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 301; NMC/435
Reference: NDS/GB/50
Dimensions: 1145 x 1860 mm

Creator(s):

Booker, Molly

NDS/GB/51, (Item) Smock copy, 1935 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Reproduction of wedding smock. Smocked centre front and back and embroidered in fawn in fether stitch over the shoulders. Smocked cuffs. Made by G. Hamilton, Sussex.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 387
Reference: NDS/GB/51
Dimensions: 940 mm long

Creator(s):

Hamilton, G

NDS/GB/52, (Item) Cushion, 1935 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Large blue cotton circular cushion with floral design worked in white wool. Designed by J. Cochrane. Worked by E. Pallett, London.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 413
Reference: NDS/GB/52
Dimensions: 570 mm diameter, 190 mm depth

Creator(s):

Pallett, E

NDS/GB/53, (Item) Map, Mid 1930s Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Showing 'Midhurst - the town in the midst of the woods', with roads, buildings and figures. Very fine stitchery on natural cotton. Framed but unglazed.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 796
Reference: NDS/GB/53
Dimensions: 445 x 392 mm
NDS/GB/54, (Item) Hotwater bottle cover, 1938 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Blue silk, hand stitched quilting.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 460
Reference: NDS/GB/54
Dimensions: 358 x 246 x 5 mm
NDS/GB/55, (Item) Sampler of linen work, 1938 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Showing drawn-thread work effects and knotted stitches. Framed.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 574
Reference: NDS/GB/55
Dimensions: 342 x 285 mm
NDS/GB/56, (Item) Tea cosy, 1938 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Machine embroidered with design of horse and flowers in black, grey and pink on white silk. Back embroidered with spots. Quilted lining. By Rebecca Crompton.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 416
Reference: NDS/GB/56
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/57
Dimensions: 270 x 336 x 32 mm

Creator(s):

Crompton, Rebecca

NDS/GB/57, (Item) Sachet, 1938 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Machine embroidered in grey, pink and black on white silk background. Showing a cupid or angel dancing through flowers and leaves. By Rebecca Crompton.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 407
Reference: NDS/GB/57
Related Material: See also GB 1694 NDS/GB/56
Dimensions: 206 x 196 x 12 mm

Creator(s):

Crompton, Rebecca

NDS/GB/58, (Item) Cushion, 1945 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. 'Balkan' design worked on natural linen in red and blue cross-stitch. Cushion cover fastens with ties at the back. Worked by a sailor in Wormwood Scrubbs.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 281
Reference: NDS/GB/58
Dimensions: 357 x 422 x 8 mm
NDS/GB/59, (Item) Nursery tablecloth - 'Weather house', 1947 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Worked in machine embroidery in soft colours on natural linen. Design of waves with ships and weather house. A label reads 'Embroidered entirely on an ordinary domestic sewing machine 1947'. Designed by Frances Beal. Work by Dorothy Benson.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 1351
Reference: NDS/GB/59
Dimensions: 1000 x 997 mm

Creator(s):

Benson, Dorothy - Beal, Frances

NDS/GB/60, (Item) Child's apron, 1950 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Worked on blue and white decked gingham, tucked on bodice and hem to give areas of blue. Smocking at the sides. Embroidery in white, navy and yellow cotton. By Mrs. Harrison, West Hartlepool.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 2580
Reference: NDS/GB/60
Dimensions: 690 x 710 x 32 mm
NDS/GB/61, (Item) Missal cover, 1950 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Rose coloured satin cover with figure of a saint, richly embroidered in coloured silks in split stitch and conching. By Joan Nicholson, Bromley.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 2910
Reference: NDS/GB/61
Dimensions: 162 x 92 x 28 mm

Creator(s):

Nicholson, Joan

NDS/GB/62, (Item) Folder of machine embroidery, 1950 Add to your favourites.(Folder) Folder of machine embroidery, 1950 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Three small panels, showing experimetal use of domestic sewing machine. Interesteing textures achieved. Designed and worked by Robert Stewart, Glasgow.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 2955
Reference: NDS/GB/62

Creator(s):

Stewart, Robert

NDS/GB/63, (Item) Cushion, 1951 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: Scottish. Commemorating the Festival of Britain. Design suggests a firework display. In white and coloured embroidery on blue background. Names of designer, Robert Stewart and embroiderer, Kathleen Whyte in small motif on the back.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 2939
Reference: NDS/GB/63
Dimensions: 460 x 520 x 128 mm

Creator(s):

Stewart, Robert - Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

NDS/GB/64, (Item) Mat, c1950 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Of white linen with central circular motif in black and orange embroidery in a wide variety of stitches, so mat could have been made as a sampler. Framed.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: NDS/GB/64
Dimensions: 325 x 340 mm
NDS/GB/65, (Item) Organdie mat, 1953 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Small round mat with machine embroidery and art work with hand embroidered fillings. Double layers of organdie used in places. By Lilian Willey, Bromley.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 3943
Reference: NDS/GB/65
Dimensions: 202 x 210 mm

Creator(s):

Willey, Lilian

NDS/GB/66, (Item) Tablecloth, 1956 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Fine pale turquoise linen with simple star shapes in white embroidery arranged in circle. Variety of fillings including drawn thread work in centre of motifs. By Mrs. N. Jones, Watford.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 4987
Reference: NDS/GB/66
Dimensions: 873 x 875 mm

Creator(s):

Jones, N

NDS/GB/67, (Item) Child's dress, 1957 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Blue and white checked gingham with smocked bodice and embroidered hem. The smocking and embroidery exploit the check design already existing. Buttons on shoulders. By Margaret Boyd, Edinburgh.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 4945
Reference: NDS/GB/67
Dimensions: 400 x 610 x 15 mm

Creator(s):

Boyd, Margaret

NDS/GB/68, (Item) Gold-work sampler, 1958 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Three interpretations of a steeple design in different types of metal threads used in differing techniques. Designed by Geraldine White, worked by Beryl Dean, London.
Extent: 1 item (3 parts)
Former Reference: NDS 5056
Reference: NDS/GB/68
Dimensions: 197 x 61 x 8 mm each, Together 197 x 210 mm

Creator(s):

Dean, Beryl

NDS/GB/69, (Item) Mat, 1958 Add to your favourites. 
Description: British. Even-weave blue linen mat with black work border design worked with one strand of cotton, and adapted to make central motif. By Jean Lawrie, Alness.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 5101
Reference: NDS/GB/69
Dimensions: 223 x 385 mm

Creator(s):

Lawrie, Jean

NDS/GB/70, (Item) Decorative Animal, 1959 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Made from tan, black and plum felts. Richly decorated with applied felts, beads and metal threads. South American flavour to design and colouring. By Shirley Tweedale, Rochdale Grammar School.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 5165
Reference: NDS/GB/70
Dimensions: 140 x 200 x 70 mm

Creator(s):

Tweedale, Shirley

NDS/GB/71, (Item) Nursery Tablecloth, 1960 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: British. Pale blue linen cloth, embroidered with 'Grace before meals' in a border, also featuring gifures between the words. In white adn lime green in a wide variety of textured stitches. By Pat Miller, Glasgow School of Art.
Extent: 1 item
Former Reference: NDS 5277
Reference: NDS/GB/71
Dimensions: 838 x 842 mm

Creator(s):

Miller, Pat

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