Butterfly, Bee, and Beetle-wing Embroidery

22 June 2010 23:00 - 23:00

Location: Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1BU, UK.

Event description

A talk looking at the inspiration of insects for embroidery motifs, over the centuries, such as butterflies on Chinese robes, and bees on the Empress Eugenie's clothing, plus the rather bizarre practice of actually stitching beetle elytra onto dress and textiles in late Victorian England.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Hampshire Country Museums and Archives Service

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