Embroidery, Lace, Tapestry
Although the art of embroidery was practised very many centuries ago,
the collector is unlikely to be able to acquire much that was made prior to about 1650.
Pieces of earlier date are extremely rare; not only...
Lace was once studied eagerly and extensively, but today only
comparatively few collectors take notice of it. There is probably more interest shown in
the equipment used in its making...
Tapestry was used as a wall covering and, unlike needlework, was woven
on a loom. Also, it was made in much larger sizes than would normally be worked in
hand-stitched embroidery; panels of tapestry ten or...