Manual embroidery and application on the Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and veil

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Catherine Middleton, wearing a hand embroidered and appliqued wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen

Catherine Middleton, wearing a hand embroidered and appliqued wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen

About wedding Kate Middleton and the British prince William April, 29th, 2011 it is written enough, but almost it is not written anywhere about the magnificent embroidered wedding dress Kate Middleton. We will try to lift the veil secrets and to consider this miracle a bit closer.
The dress has been developed by Sarah Burton on the British label Alexander McQueen. The dress has been made from and the white atlas of an ivory with a skirt reminding the dismissed flower. The satiny bodice of an ivory is made narrower in a waist and expanded on hips, with inserts of silk and an organza behind. The dress Petticoat is made of a silk tulle with the embroidered colors on a bottom. The dress loop takes 4,5 feet long.
Skill of embroiderers of Royal School of Needlework is known far outside of Britain. The command of skilled workers which worked over a dress, included operating and former staff, instructors, graduates and students (the youngest embroiderer was 19 years old).

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About Embroidery, part 4

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d’Amplepis embroidery machine

d’Amplepis embroidery machine

The refined manual embroidery has started to be forced out by machine one with arrival of an epoch of machines in 1800th. It is considered that the first embroidery machine has appeared in France in 1821, however the name of the inventor isn’t known till now, no less than doesn’t remain any data concerning its device. In 1825, 4 years later, Mr. Bartelemi Timone d’Amlepi (Barthelemy Thimonnier d’Amplepis) has invented other machine which, however, wasn’t adapted for mass production.

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About Embroidery, part 3

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Middleaged embroidery

Middleaged embroidery

During 1100th embroidered with beads from pearls on parchment to decorate religious subjects, and from 1200th to 1300th beads began to be applied to embroidery on clothes. In 1500th years the embroidery began to be applied even more widely both in Europe, and in other parts of the world. From this point on and up to 1700th years the embroidery a thread and a beads wins and develops the increasing popularity. The embroidery could be found by a thread and a beads on a cradle of the newborn, a dress of judges, the goods for the house and many other places.

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About Embroidery, part 2

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Ancient Babylon embroidery

Ancient Babylon embroidery

There is a great variety of historical sources, sculptures, pictures and the vases representing inhabitants of various ancient civilizations, wearing the clothes embroidered with threads. These sources are dated times more than 3 000-year-old prescription, and include the materials found in Greece (400 years B.C.), Babylon and Syria (700 years B.C.).

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About Embroidery, part 1

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The embroidery exists as much as many there are a man. Still the primitive mankind has quickly understood that stitches, with which skins incorporated together, could be used also and for an ornament.

Cro-magnon suit

Cro-magnon suit

In 1964 the hardened remains of the hunter Cro-Magnon epoch (30 000 years BC) have been found at excavation near a place of Sungir under Vladimir. Its fur clothes, footwear and a cap in the big degree has been decorated by the sewed horizontal numbers of beads from an ivory – beadwork? You have guessed!

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