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A cup of tea with a duchess

I first saw this painting when the Foundling Museum put it on display as part of their Ladies of Quality and Distinction exhibition in 2018/19. Isabella Montagu, (c.1706-1786) was one of twenty-one elite women who supported Thomas Coram’s petition for the Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of Exposed and Deserted Young Children, which was […]

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The Rise and Fall of the Tambour Hook

embroidered flower

I have always been interested in the history of embroidery, but also in the history of embroiderers. The idea of an embroiderer seems to vary between the lady of leisure and the sweated labourer – but there were many individuals in between. We know that many individuals throughout history have used embroidery as a creative […]

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