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The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

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Published by Costume & Fashion Press .
Written in English


  • Subjects & Themes - Fashion,
  • Needlework - General,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Crafts & Hobbies,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Hobbies/Crafts,
  • Photography,
  • Fashion,
  • Needlework - Embroidery

Book details:

The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8255577M
ISBN 100896762483
ISBN 109780896762480

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  Emblems for a Queen book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A fascinating exploration of the emblems which persuaded Scotland's mo /5(3).   Anyone who is interested in embroidery and/or Mary, Queen of Scots will love this very well written book. There is a lot of text that gives a biography of Queen Mary along with color as well as black and white plates of preserved needlework from centuries ago. A good percentage of Mary's work /5(16). The following section is reproduced from the book by Margaret Swain "The Needlework of Mary, Queen of Scots". See "Book Review" for more details. "A Byrd of America" This bird, probably a Toucan can be found in the top left half of the Marian Hanging. Mary would have been inspired by books and accounts of explorer to Brazil and North America. Inscription, under a blacklight, attributed to King James II (–), grandson of the Scottish Queen Mary: “This Book belonged to Queen Mary of Scotland And shee used it at her death upon the Scaffold.” Huntington Manuscript , ii verso. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

  A significant work in the history of costume and textiles and sheds a new light on those little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scot's life. The first comprehensive study of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman and how such an energetic and impetuous woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of : Crowood Press, The. Books shelved as mary-queen-of-scots: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory, Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George, Mary Queen of Scots b. Get this from a library! The needlework of Mary, Queen of Scots. [Margaret H Swain] -- This is the first comprehensive study of Mary Queen of Scots as a needlewoman, describing all the works associated with her. Every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery/5(16).