No visit to the V&A is complete without looking at the embroidered pieces.
Some in the newly refurbished and newly opened European Galleries.

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French Court Dress 1795-8

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English jacket, early C17th

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Its not just the embroidery that catches my eye.
Bracelet, 1500-1600, possibly belonging to Elizabeth I 

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Both the above from a Headcloth for a bed 1554-75

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Embroidered cover 1592

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My favourite piece of embroidery in the V&A, section of a cushion cover around 1600.

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One of my favourite Art Nouveau pieces by CFA Voysey. 1896-1901.
Bad picture, lovely clock.