Embroidery

Embroidery

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The Art and Craft of Embroidery: Ernie Smith & Andrew Marlay

Penn & Fletcher located in Long Island City NY, NY stands in a league of its own. No one else even attempts to do what this firm accomplishes on a regular basis. Using patterns and techniques long forgotten by all except a few scholars of eighteenth-century decorative arts, the company recreates and/or uniquely composes embroidery motifs too large and too complicated for others. Their scope is limited only by the imagination--and they stretch that too. The showroom includes an endless variety of house patterns (more cost effective), embroidery samples, picture albums, a research library, and thread stocks. Top tier decorators say embroidery work 'doesn't get better than this.'” -The Franklin Report

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Lasell Fashion Collection
Dress, 1860's
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Collection
Cape, 1890's
Iridescent silk dress with embroidered pansies. Full skirt includes a internal gathering system within a muslin lining similar to the polonaise. Black velvet evening cape with cream, beige and brown embroidery fully lined in silk. Design reflects a fluid organic pattern that elegantly wraps around the body.
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Coat, Early 20th Century
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Jacket, Early 20th Century
Heavily embellished wool tailcoat, with embroidered and twisted cording. Center front is enhanced by a variety of stitching techniques with metal button accents. This garment showcases amazing hand craftsmanship. Long sleeve black fringe jacket with needlework embroidery on silk. The surface features a decorative treatment using cording to create an interesting and dynamic texture.
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Purse, Early 20th Century
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Kimono Robe, 1920's
China
Influenced from the Art Nouveau movement and Asian motifs, this colorful pouch features embroidery that displays a whimsical pattern. Other characteristics include a bright blue silk lining and colored milk glass ring handles. Colorful silk Chinese kimono style robe with floral embroidery. Colored in a brilliant blue with a jacquard design, this garment features various hand techniques as well as an appliqued yolk. The center front is attached using frog closures.
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Company
Dress, 1915
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Dress, Mid-1960's
Lanz Original at Filene's
Black wool day dress with floral velvet trimming. Unique features include Barrymore collar, black wool and floral velvet insets embellished by embroidered cording. A self-fabric waistband provides a focal point. Decorative buttons are asymmetrically placed on the skirt. This shift style mini-dress is made from linen and embellished with hand-embroidered cotton detailing at the waist and center front.
 
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Gown, 1980's
Mary McFadden at Neiman Marcus
 
This evening gown is made from pleated silk that is criss-crossed at the center-front of the bodice. The sleeves are heavily embroidered by hand in an ethnic inspired pattern with silk thread, bugle beads, and sequins.