Sunday, 27 March 2016

Preserving our heritage

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This embroidered raised-work picture, showing a couple bearing royal regalia is thought to be Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria of France and  is in the collection of the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria).

The NGV have two very interesting online recources that look at this piece in detail.
The first is a video in which Alison Cole takes a closer look at the stitches and techniques used.








The second a well written article on how the microscopic examination and  x-raying of the stumpwork has revealed some fascinating information.