Crewel Stitched Leaf Vase, 2017

Crystalline-glazed stoneware

Height 61cm (24")
Diameter 28cm (11")


Private Collection, UK, 2017


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Crewelwork is a type of surface embroidery which was popular in 17th century Jacobean Britain. It used a range of stitches and shaded wool yarn (crewel is Welsh for "wool") on linen to create sumptuous bed hangings, curtains, cushions, and pictures. Embroiderers were influenced by Biblical stories, historical figures, as well as exotic fauna found in fabrics brought back by the East India Company, often entertwined with flowers, vines and leaves.