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|To the members of the CIETA Embroidery group||St. Gallen, December 1995|
|this is a first attempt
of a Newsletter for CIETA members, interested in
embroidery. I am sending to you a new list of members,
and I am happy to present some collections with the
photograph of an object and a short description.
Photographs of other Collections are still wellcome for
future newsletters. And please inform me abour your
wishes, about events in historic embroidery, about
everything important to you.
I wish to everyone a pleasant december and all the best for Christmas and the New Year
with best wishes yours
Textilmuseum / Vadianstrasse 2
CH-9000 St Gallen / Switzerland
des Ursulines de Quebec
Turgeon, curator of
One of the few contributions of embroidery at this years meeting in Paris was the interesting talk on Ursuline embroidery by Mrs Turgeon. Here is her summary of her presentation in Paris:
de l'Incarnation and her companions disembarked in Quebec
on 1st August 1639, they came to establish a convent
there "to the Clory of God and for the education of
young girls, both French and natives of the
Aged 40 and 36 respectively, Marie de l'Incarnation, from the silk-weaving community of Tours, and Madame de la Peltrie, the lay founder, from the lace town of Alençon, brougt with them an experience and artistic know-how which were to make the Ursuline convent of Quebec the first centre of feminine art in New-France. This vocation was extended and enhanced with the arrival, in 1671, of Marie Lamaire des Anges, an Ursuline nun from Paris, who introduced at the Quebec convent the major art of "needle painting" and embroidery in gold and silver thread.
|To illustrate the art of embroidery practised by the Ursulines of Quebec, we have decided to analyse one of the most important items in the collection, the altar frontal "of the nativity".|
Mrs Ursula Karbacher,
Historisches Museum Luzern
|Ursuline embroidery can
also be found in the central part of Switzerland, Mrs
Karbacher presents here:
Altar frontal from around 1700, in the church of Maria Hilf in Lucerne. It was the church of the former Ursuline Convent in Lucerne
The frontal measures 86cm
by 224cm and it shows 3 scenes of the legend of St.
scenes there are columns, flowers, angels.
The coat of arms are the ones of the family "Krus" and "Dorer". In 1693 Genoveva Krus entered the convent of Maria Hilf. The Ursuline nun Anna Maria Marzohl embroidered the frontal in polychrome silk, "needle painting" and other embroidery stitches.
Mrs. Monica Paredis-Vroon,
Domkapitel Aachen, Klosterplatz 2,
D-52062 Aachen, Deutschland
|gives another information
on Ursuline embroidery:
Mrs Paredis is interested in all ecclesiastical embroidery and
is restoring a vestment which was embroidered by Ursulines of Cologne. It will be exhibited in Aachen.
region middle rhine
Dr. Karen Stolleis,
Waldstrasse 15, D-6242 Kronberg, Deutschland
|researches embroidery of
the late middle age and baroque in the region of the
middle rhine which is not known up to now.
gold- and silk embroidery Middlerhine 2nd quarter 18th c., Cathedral of Frankfurt a.Main.
gold embroidery on red and white silk (gros de Tours), 1731, Cathedral of Frankfurt a.Main.
Edward F. Maeder,
The Bata Shoe Museum,
327 Bloor street West, Toronto, Ontatrio, Canada M5S IW7,
Tel: (416) 979-7799, Fax: (416) 979-0078
|Venetian shoes from the
first decade of the 18th cent. (c.1700-1710), embroidered
with silk floss on silk taffeta.
Besides the museum's collection of Pope's shoes (14 pair, from the 18th cent. through the 20th cent.) there are examples of embroidery of more than 50 types as well as various forms of needle lace (i.e. Armenian work) and 17th cent. needle lace applied to a pair of 19th cent. slippers. Edward is putting together a preliminary list of items and will be speaking with several publishers in the next several months.
Dela von Boeselager is
writing from Paris about a beautiful exhibition in Paris:
The Textilmuseum St.Gallen
shows an exhibition of costumes around 1900:
The Musee d'art et
d'histoire in Geneva (Switzerland) presents:
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