Textile Research Centre: embroidery charts from 18th century Germany

From the TEXTILE RESEARCH CENTRE – Two cross stitch embroidery charts from 18th century Germany.

In the forthcoming volume of the Encyclopedia of Embroidery (Scandinavia and Western Europe; Bloomsbury 2021/2022), the authors from the TRC in Leiden will be using, among many other sources, a German pattern book that was published in about 1742.

The book was printed in Nuremburg and contains a range of designs that were regarded as suitable for knitting, weaving and embroidery. The embroidery patterns could be used for cross stitch and padded satin stitch.


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About the Textile Research Centre

From their website: The Textile Research Centre (TRC) was set up in 1991 as an independent foundation. Since 2009 it is housed at Hogewoerd 164, in the centre of historic Leiden, The Netherlands. Here it has the use of an exhibition space, a large depot, offices and workrooms. The basic aim of the TRC is to give the study of textiles, clothing and accessories their proper place in the field of the humanities and social sciences. The TRC does so by providing courses and lectures, carrying out research and by the presentation of textiles and dress from all over the world. The two main focal paints of the TRC are (a) dress and identity: what people wear in order to say who they are and (b) pre-industrial textile technology. Continue reading by clicking here…