Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret Swain

By Margaret Swain

even though a wide physique of needlework has constantly been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little try used to be made to authenticate those items or to provide an explanation for how so lively and impetuous a lady may have came upon excitement within the meticulous craft of embroidery. this is often the 1st accomplished examine of the Queen as a needlewoman describing the entire works linked to her. For the 1st time each piece marked by means of her cipher or monogram is illustrated in complete. A biographical define presents the framework for knowing her paintings by means of atmosphere it within the context of her unsettled and stormy existence. It recounts the impact of her youth in France and her absorption in needlework throughout the years of imprisonment. the various embroideries may be visible in British kingdom homes and in Scottish collections. an important paintings within the historical past of dress and textiles and sheds a brand new gentle on these little identified features of Mary Queen of Scot's lifestyles. the 1st entire research of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman and the way such an lively and impetuous girl can have chanced on excitement within the meticulous craft of embroidery. Illustrated in complete with 12 color, 70 black & white pictures and 20 illustrations. Margaret Swain is knowledgeable at the historical past of gown and textiles and used to be provided an MBE for her paintings on embroidery and tapestries.

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