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Embroidery transfer

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1914 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weldon's Ltd (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Heat-activated yellow printing ink on tissue-weight paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Anne Symons

  • Museum number:

    E.225-2015

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 5, box G

  • Public access description

    Weldon's Ltd of 7 Southampton Street, London was established in 1885 by Walter Weldon as a paper pattern company and grew to become one of the most recognised needlework publishers in England. Weldon's specialised in printing patterns for the latest fashion and home decoration designs. They published a series of fourteen-page monthly newsletters, such as Weldon's Ladies Journal and Weldon's Dressmaker, which were available by subscription and featured patterns and instructions for home projects. Weldon's continued to manufacture paper transfers until the mid-twentieth century.

  • Physical description

    Embroidery transfer pattern, in yellow ink on tissue, depicting a group of British, French, Belgian and Russian flags; their poles tied together with a ribbon.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    'TRANSFER DESIGN OF GROUP OF / BRITISH, FRENCH, BELGIAN AND RUSSIAN / FLAGS FOR WORKING ON CUSHIONS TABLE CENTRE, COSIES, BAGS, BLOTTERS ETC'
    Lettered in yellow heat-activated ink; bottom right

    'TRANSFER NO 410 COPYRIGHT / SUPPLEMENT TO / WELDONS ILLUSTRATED DRESSMAKER / DEC. 1914 / ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS TRANSFER, MAY BE HAD FROM WELDONS LTD FOR 2 1/2D POST FREE'
    Lettered in yellow heat-activated ink; bottom left

  • Dimensions

    Height: 27.6 cm, Width: 21.8 cm

  • Descriptive line

    Embroidery transfer design by Weldon's Ltd, transfer design no. 410, design of British, French, Belgian and Russian flags for working on cushions, table centres, cosies, bags, blotters etc., heat-activated printing ink on tissue-weight paper, London, 1914

  • Production Type and Product Note

    Mass produced

  • Collection code

    Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection