History of Embroidery Techniques

The History of Stumpwork

The History of Stumpwork

Stumpwork became popular in the 17th¬†century, with it peaking between 1650 and 1690, although the term stumpwork was only used from the end of the 19th century. Before that time however, it was known as raised work or embossed work, which dates back to the […]

The Art of Tambour Beading

The Art of Tambour Beading

A Brief History of Tambour The exact origins of Tambour are not all that clear. However it is thought to have been brought over to France and Britain from India during the 18th Century. There is evidence to suggest that examples of Tambour were¬†exported by […]

A Brief History of Jacobean Crewel Embroidery

A Brief History of Jacobean Crewel Embroidery

No style of embroidery is ever solely distinctive of one time in history or one century. Through evolution of design, there is always a correlation between styles that results in gradual changes of taste and a combination of influences. Designs are very rarely original, instead […]