Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Erica in Belgium sent me a wonderful report and photos of a recent visit by the Lapzussen (Sampler Sisters) to see the early embroideries in Oxford's Ashmolean museum.
The Lapzussen were greeted by Jude Barrett who welcomed them to the Museum and took them to the study room where, with another two assistants, Jude was able to show and talk about the pieces set out for them all to see.
Erica says that they had very good close-up viewing and the assistants opened the frog-purse to let them see inside, and also turned the pieces over so they could see the reverse sides. They were all rather astonished at the bright colours of the reverses. And not that tidy by the looks of it - take heart embroiderers of the world!
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 18:00