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A blue strand

Object number: ROMGH.1999.369

Type: Place mat

Technique: Embroidered

Material: Textile

Width: 30.5cm

Production date: 1920 - 1968

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This knotwork design is made up of a single strand outlined in bright blue thread. The embroiderer has skilfully defined the two edges of the interlaced strand.  The incredibly even blanket stitches also complete the four edges of the outer circle. If you trace the flow of the strand it has no beginning or end, used to signify eternity, or eternal love.

Working the blue detail onto a fine white cloth gives the design an almost three dimensional effect. We think it was made by a member of George Bain’s family.

Author: Barbara Pritchard

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