Silk Embroidered Postcards

A silk embroidered postcard with the British and French flags. A silk embroidered postcard with the British and French flags. TRC 2015.0447

7. Further information

The TRC would like to thank Dr. Ian Collins for his help in collecting various postcards and his help in writing the text.

For further information, see a TRC blog of 18 December 2015 and a special entry in TRC Needles.

Sources:

  • COLLINS, Ian (2001). An Illustrated History of the Embroidered Silk Postcard, Radlett: Gabrian Antiques.
  • COLLINS, Ian (n.d.). Embroidered silk postcards (website).
  • LAFFIN, JOHN (1988). World War 1 in Postcards, Gloucester: Alan Sutton.
  • RADLEY, C (1985). The Silk Postcard, Essex: R.F. Postcards (private publication).
  • ROEBUCK, Malcolm J. (2000). Stevengraphs Bookmarks and Postcards, etc: World War 1 Postcards. Click here.
  • STROBEL, Heino (2012). The Beginnings of Machine Embroidery in Saxony, available here [retrieved 5th July 2017].

Videos showing early hand-embroidery machines in use:

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