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The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

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The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots by Margaret Swain
2014 | ISBN: 0903585227, 0442299621 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 67 MB

A significant work in the history of costume and textiles, shedding new light on little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scots' life

Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman, describing all the works associated with her. Every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlwork during years of imprisonment.