Embroidery in Anglo-Saxon England

Title

Embroidery in Anglo-Saxon England

Subject

Educational resource

Description

'Embroidery in Anglo-Saxon England', an A5 book self-published by Elizabeth Norton in the 1990s. A catalogue record is available from the British Library, but the book is now out of print.
ISBN - 0 9521581 1 6.
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Author's own summary:
Contains research notes, a short story for children about embroidery and accepted behaviour in those days, some hand-drawn illustrations.
Covers, briefly, weaving, dyeing, tapestry, embroidery, class and embroidery, descriptions of Bayeaux, The Durham stole, Maseik Embroideries, various stitches used, materials and tools, dateline of known embroideries, a bibliography.
A somewhat male chauvinist quote ends the work - Faemne aet hyre bordan gerised. (A woman's place is at her embroidery.)
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Creator

Elizabeth Norton

Date

1990-2000

Language

English

Audience

1. Primary Education (first stage of basic education, c. age 5-11)

Files

Citation

Elizabeth Norton, “Embroidery in Anglo-Saxon England,” Woruldhord, accessed June 25, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/594.