Tynecastle Canvas

This Tudor Rose pattern of Tynecastle Canvas is one of a very few textile wallcoverings in the Museum’s collection. Tudor Rose consists of a single repeating element, a foliage sprig with a dominant tudor rose along with several smaller flowers. This motif is tightly melded with its repeating cohorts so forms a nice all-over pattern, with no noticeable gaps or voids between motifs. With the way the plant form twists and bends the design is non-directional and would be appropriate for use on the wall as well as the ceiling.
wallcovering, linen, embossed, Tudor rose, Tynecastle, canvas

One Artist's Range From Traditional to Abstract

Lace-making was a tradition in Luba Krejci’s native Czechoslovakia, but enthusiasm for the craft waned in the twentieth century. Krejci sought to reverse that trend by creating fresh lace designs like this one for others to produce. She intended to revitalize the disappearing art form by inspiring new interest in it.
bobbin lace, four seasons, Luba Krejci, linen, Czechoslovakia

A Hand Made Swiss Embroidery

The artist who made this doily-style table mat is unknown but the embroidered object dates to the first quarter of the twentieth century and was made in Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. The canton (or state) was an unlikely sanctuary for hand embroidery skills, which resisted industrialization despite literally being surrounded by it.
Switzerland, hand embroidery, cotton, linen, St. Gallen, Appenzell