Monthly Archives: October 2012

Embroidered Elizabethan Jacket: small animals and birds and Bess of Hardwick

This third post on my Elizabethan jacket shows pictures of the embroidered animals and birds. Outstanding embroidresses: Bess of Hardwick and Mary Queen of Scots¬† As you travel north on the M1, where the road slices through Derbyshire and nudges Nottinghamshire to the east, your eyes are caught by a splendid square built mansion that […]

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Embroidered Elizabethan Jacket: insects and early entomologists

Craftsmen have always had great fun exercising their skills in depicting all sorts of creatures in the flower garden. Illuminated manuscripts cram their jewel bright borders with small mammals, birds, butterflies, bees and refined creepy crawlies, while books like the Macclesfield Psalter have margins and borders jostling with the most humorous and cartoon-like animals, both […]

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