> Margaret Hepburn wrote:
Most appear to be done in short arm cross stitch, but some of them
> are a combo of stitches.
Very interesting! Thank you.
The Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots by
> Margaret Swain has color pictures.
I ordered it from the library. I heard that it's mostly B&W, so I was
hoping there might be a more recent book somewhere.
Some of the more recent
> biographies of Mary usually have at least one of them. You might
> also try writing Oxborough Hall, where many of them are currently on
> display. They have a brief souvenir book about the hangings with
> many color photos that you can probably still purchase through them.
I'll definitely give that a try, thanks!
NOpe -- even the V&A admits that most of her slips are done in "regular"
> cross-stitch. If you didn't see the email exchange between a lady from
> the ask Kingdom and the V&A, I can send it to you -- or post it to the
I think I found that, but it was very late, so I must have missed where it
I have several images scanned at 300 dpi -- are there any that you are
> particularly interested in? They were scanned from the book The
> Needlework of MAry Queen of Scots -- and the cross-stitch shows up
> rather well at 300 dpi.
I have the book on order from the library, so I can scan myself, but thanks
(I'm very fond of the delphin).
I think I must start saving up for a trip to England. So many exciting
museums, so few decent photos available.
Thanks to all who replied,
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