Saturday, November 19, 2005

Embroidered Book Bindings

Imagine living four hundred years ago and designing and embroidering your family's bible. Imagine embroidering a cover for any dearly loved book - for Queen Elizabeth of England. I've found the British Library online and if you place the term "embroidered" in the search function of their welcome page, you might be amazed at the elegance and beauty of the handwork of women who lived long ago. What's equally impressive is that the Library actually put full images online for public viewing. Click on the title above to take you to the website, enter "embroidered" in the search function, and enjoy!

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