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Single roses and regal embroidery

2 months ago

There's an exhibition in England now with lots of opulent garments. Not a print to be seen, but lots of embroidery.

There's not a single rose that's semi double or double. (Sort of the opposite of the roses painted , maybe because it's easier to paint a centifolia.)

And the single roses on the royal vestments are all single as far as I could tell. Not only are they easier to embroider, but rose leaves are distinctive, as well.

Anyway, here's a link that includes Queen Mary's coronation gown as well as a piece of the only gown owned by Queen Elizabeth I. For the latter, there might be roses. For the former there are many.

Celebrating 400 years of gold and silver wire

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