Monday, 17 January 2011
17/01/2011 Embellished : The Art of Fabulous Fabrics at the Harris Museum
Some of the museum’s most beautiful textiles patterned by weaving, embroidery and printing are on display. Whether it’s flowers and foliage, spots and stripes, birds and animals or letters and graphics, you’ll find textile designs to suit all tastes. To add a bit of bling, there’s even a section devoted to fabrics embellished in glittering gold.
Many of the exhibits are hidden treasures from the museum stores, which have never been seen before, such as an eighteenth-century gown in the finest Spitalfields silk and a wall-hanging designed by the artist Walter Crane. Exquisite examples of embroidery include pieces from Europe, India, China and Turkey, dating from the 1600s to the modern day.
There are also some photos and video footage at the links below: