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Reworking Ideals of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Superb example of a Glasgow Style silkwork cushion cover designed by one of the famous "Glasgow Girls" Jessie Newberry (1864-1948) ; with insciption (after William Blake) "Under Every Grief and Pine Runs A Joy With Silken Twine";(Blake) c1900. Approx 16" by 12" Hill House Antiques.
Ann Macbeth. Embroidered table centre, 1910. Ann Macbeth and Glasgow were at the heart of what at the time was often referred to as the new needlework. Why this late nineteenth and early twentieth century phase of the long and widespread history of embroidery was referred to as new was the fact that a whole range of designers in one specific time period were emphasising the contemporary over the traditions of the craft.