Thursday, February 19, 2009


I have found another source (in English!) from Digital Archive of Documents Related to Embroideryfor further information on brick work:
Mediaeval Embroidery from the Collection of Mrs. Murray Crane The Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, Vol. 16, No. 2 (1932)

My bibliography grows stronger!


Kathy Storm said...

Mrs. Crane gave this hanging to the Met in 1969, it is Accession number 69.106 and there is a color picture on the website. It is interesting to read about it from a time when she still owned it.

I am currently making patterns from this hanging, there are many different motifs so there is a lot to do.

The Metropolitan featured this hanging in an article and on the cover of one of it's bulletins as can be seen in this post from Medieval Silkwork:

I own a copy and it does have a nice color picture on the cover and more B&W pics inside.

Helene said...

Aha! Yes, this is the same hanging which I have listed in my files as Kroos plate 328. Thanks for the heads up! I've been using sources from plates 328 and 329, which are two pieces of the same tapestry. Kroos shows the third piece as missing/unknown (but also fairly large). I'll have to hunt down that bulletin :)