Studio: international art — 50.1910

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The Glasgow School of Embroidery

EMBROIDERED PANEL BY E. C. KER

THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF
EMBROIDERY. BY J. TAYLOR.

The Art of Needleworking is as old as
growing fibre, spinning yarn, and weaving fabric,
however rude the processes may have been, and
only the impermanent nature of the production has
prevented the earlier examples from accompanying
the manifestations of other ancient arts in the
long march to modern times.

Plying the needle is peculiarly a woman’s
occupation,- suited to her temperament, attuned to
her delicate touch, adapted to the sexual arrange-
ment by which she is assigned a more secluded
ftishre. Queens- and court ladies and women of
tfie Cottage have ptirsued the art, as pastime or
n'ecessity dictated, and if in the new order of things
it became half forgotten, crowded out of recollec-

tion by some less womanly employments and
pursuits, the matter might well form a subject
for inquiry, but it would be ruled out of
court as offering inadequate excitement for a
restless age.

We are little concerned for the present with the
psychological aspect of the question ; it might be
undeterminable whether the new direction of
womanly activity is an effect or the cause of
lessened interest in the higher domestic arts, but
for many and obvious reasons the recent revival
of the art of embroidering, so remarkably demon-
strated at Glasgow, will be heartily welcomed by

EMBROIDERED PANEL “MARGUERITE”

DESIGNED AND WORKED BY MURIEL BOYD

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