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The B&B we stayed in had these as wall hangings - they were round a four poster bed in the family history. The colours remain bright despite their age.

Embroidery cuff and covered button detail, Frockcoat, 18th century, via Flickr

Fragment from a set of crewelwork bed hanings English, late 17th century

Crewelwork, 18th century - 25.7 x 19 cm (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.) - Linen with wool and silk embroidery

late 17th c. English Crewel work

England Panel, Late 17th/early 18th century Linen and cotton, plain weave; embroidered with wool yarns in short, long, outline and satin stitches; French knots

Mid-18th century Schoolgirl embroidery at the Litchfield Female Academy, Connecticut - "While some images derived from established designs, many were original and innovative. Some of these needlework pictures featured identifiable buildings, animals & people; others were more whimsical & adventurous."

The Tree of Life, first half of 17th century English Canvas worked with silk thread; tent, Gobelin, and couching stitches