Design

'Part II: Fortgesetzter Kunst- und Fleiss-übender Nadel- auch Laden-Gewirck- Ergötzungen oder des neu-erfundenen Neh und Stick Buchs Anderer Theil'; 'Further Delights of the Art and Industry of practising Needle and Loom; or newly invented Sewing and Embroidery book Another part'

ca. 1742 (made)

Helm, Margaretha

Height: 18.5 cm Size of plate, Width: 28.3 cm Size of plate

E.1174-1933 PDP

Design for an embroidered landscape panel, about 1742 by Margaretha Helm (1659-1742)

Design for a landscape panel.

This is a design for an embroidered landscape panel. It is from a pattern book for embroidery (about 1742) by Margaretha Helm (neé Mainberger) (born in 1659 in Deiningen, died in 1742 in Nuremberg, Germany). The information in the preface of the pattern book containing this design explains that it can be sewn in long or short stitch, or shading stitch, also satin stitch encroaching on satin or taffeta. Long and short stitch may be worked in any direction and it is most commonly used in embroidery. Satin stitch encroaching is used for shading areas. It is a technique that consists of long and short stitches that are worked into the stitches in the previous rows thus giving the effect of blending tones of colour. Helm worked in Nuremberg as an embroiderer who had her designs re-published by Christoph Weigel the Younger (1702-1777). The V&A has a series of pattern books for embroidery in three parts by Margaretha Helm of which this volume is Part II. It is entitled Fortgesetzter Kunst- und Fleiss-übender Nadel- auch Laden-Gewirck- Ergötzungen oder des neu-erfundenen Neh und Stick Buchs Anderer Theil or Further Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle and Loom; or the newly invented Sewing and Embroidery Book Another part.

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case 92, shelf C, box 3A

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