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Course Description

Embroidery, the decoration of textiles or other materials with needle and thread, has been a part of human history for centuries. This art has been dated back to Cro-Magnon civilization with the discovery of decorated clothing and other garments. In this course, we will examine different embroidery techniques and functions, starting in Asia and the Middle East and then focusing on Europe and the British Isles. Examples of embroidery techniques to be discussed will include silk embroidery in China, items found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the Bayeux Tapestry, embroidered ecclesiastical garments, blackwork, opus anglicanum, and samplers. We will also talk about those who did the embroidery, the development of professional workshops and guilds, and the printing of pattern books.   Lecture (plus Questions)
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Section Title
Hand Embroidery: A Partial History of Techniques, Artistry, and Culture
Type
Classroom
Days
M
Time
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
13.5
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