The Trevelyon Miscellany: Embroidery
Word & Image:
The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608
|on exhibit January 23 - May 22, 2004
Miscellany is probably best known today for its embroidery patterns,
which make up nearly one hundred pages of the volume.
is possible Thomas Trevelyon was a professional "drawer"
who outlined embroidery designs on fabric for others to fill in
with appropriate stitches. In addition to the obvious embroidery
patterns, almost any of Trevelyon's portraits and figural scenes
can be envisioned in pictorial needlework.
Miscellany contains twenty cap patterns in all,
the only patterns in the book explicitly intended for clothing.
Miscellany, fol. 266r
(Embroidery pattern for a cap)
Word and Image: The Trevelyon
Miscellany of 1608
Trevelyon: the man and his sources | History
and Religion |
and Calculations | Memento
Mori | Proverbs
| The Old
Testament | Lettering
| A Quest for Order
| Women | Astronomy
Exhibition Intro | Visiting
This page updated March 26, 2004