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Embroidered & Stitched Textile Fragments From Kashmir

Anne Morrell (Author)

Contents: I. Introduction. 1. The Calico Museum C – collection of stitched and embroidered textile fragments from Kashmir. 2. The Kashmir shawl as a product and the consequences of that for the development of production techniques. 3. Development of stitch and embroidery alongside weaving. Three examples showing: i. Fabric woven for the design to be completed in stitch. ii. Both sides of the fabric showing the same design but in different colours. iii. Both sides of the fabric showing the same design but in the same colours. 4. Fabric. 5. Fabric and stitch. 6. Stem stitch. 7. Roman stitch. 8. References for the introduction. II. Sections A-J: A. Buta, Buti, Boteh (Botteh) Motifs. B. Weave and Stem Stitch. C. Stitch – imitating a woven design. D. Stitch – Front and back are similar. E. Stitch – Front and back are not the same . F. Pieces that are joined together. G. Pieces that are set into another fabric. H. Edges. I. Inscriptions. J. Variety of approaches to stitch in this collection. This included – Couching, Dots, Herringbone Stitch, Oriental Stitch, Cretan Stitch, Stem Stitch, Roman Stitch, Fly Stitch, Single Chain Stitch. Bibliography.

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About the author

Anne Morrell

Anne Morrell was born in Chennai and is a Professor of Textiles and former Head of Embroidery at the Manchester Metropotitan University. In addition to her research interests in historic and ethnic textiles, particularly of the Indian sub-continent, she has taught for more than thirty years and has published extensively in the field of embroidery and craft textiles. Her own embroidery work has been exhibited in various museums and galleries and in touring shows on four continents.

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Bibliographic information

Title Embroidered & Stitched Textile Fragments From Kashmir
Author Anne Morrell
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.05.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788186980552
length 160p., Plates; 29 x 22cm.