Vetty Creations header

Vetty Creations headerb

Needlework resource links

These needlework resource links are provided to help you further research areas of interest.

If you have any suggestions for resources you can submit a site to our needlework resource links list.

If you have found the content on our website helpful, please link to Vetty Creations from your website, to let others know about it.

Mountmellick embroidery

Mountmellick discussion group
Join us here to discuss all aspects of Mountmellick embroidery. Have your questions answered.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mountmellick/

History of Mountmellick embroidery
Article about Mountmellick embroidery's history. No useful pics.
http://www.mountmellick.net/activities/history_of_mountmellick_embroidery.htm

Mountmellick Embroidery
History, pictures, and descriptions of Mountmellick embroidery.
http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/mountmellick/embroidery.html

Back to top

Mountmellick embroidery collections

Around the world you can find examples of Mountmellick embroidery within museum and guild collections. It is always wonderful to see the real thing! You gain a real appreciation of the texture, feel and appearance of the work, that you just can't get from books or webpages. If there is any way you can visit some of these places, I would encourage you to - what you will learn from seeing the real thing is priceless.

At most, if not all of these institutions the Mountmellick articles are not on display. You should always contact the curator first, and if necessary make an appointment to view the work. It would be very disappointing to miss out because they simply did not know you were coming. You may need to make arrangements many months beforehand, so plan ahead!

It is unlikely that you will be able to touch the pieces, but the supervising curator may be able to show you what you would like to see.

If you know of other public or guild collections that include examples of historical Mountmellick embroidery, I would love to hear about them. More contemporary (i.e. worked after 1960) Mountmellick embroidery, while beautiful, is not the focus of these listings.

Australia

The Powerhouse Museum
http://www.phm.gov.au
500 Harris Street Ultimo, PO Box K346 Haymarket, Sydney NSW 1238.
Ph: +61 2 9217 0111

The Embroiderer's Guild of Victoria
http://www.embroiderersguildvic.org/
170 Wattletree Road, Malvern VIC 3144.
Ph: + 61 3 9509 2222 Fax: + 61 3 9509 2109

The Embroiderer's Guild of Queensland
http://www.embroiderersguildqld.org.au/
PO Box 150, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
149 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Ph: +61 7 3252 8629

"Meroogal" Historic Houses Trust
http://www.hht.net.au/visiting/museums/meroogal
Cnr West & Worrigee Streets, Nowra NSW 2541
Ph: +61 2 4421 8150 Fax: +61 2 4421 2747

Europe

The Victoria and Albert Museum
http://www.vam.ac.uk
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
Ph: +44 (0)20 7942 2000

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
http://www.nmni.com/uftm
153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co Down, BT18 0EU, Northern Ireland
Ph: +44 (0)28 9042 8428 Fax: +44 (0)28 9042 8728

The National Museum of Ireland
http://www.museum.ie
Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Ph: +353 1 6777444 Fax: +353 1 6777450

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
http://www.quakers-in-ireland.org/
Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, Ireland
Ph: +353-1-495-6888 Fax: +353-1-495-6889

An Grianan Adult Education College
http://www.edunet.ie/angrianan/
Termonfechin, Co. Louth, Ireland
Ph: +353 (41) 22119 / 22478 Fax: +353 (41) 22690

Mountmellick Development Association Museum
http://www.mountmellickdevelopment.com/museum-page.htmll
Irishtown, Mountmellick, Co. Laois, Ireland
Ph: +353 (0)502 24525 Fax: +353 (0)502 44343

Back to top

Hardanger embroidery

History of Hardangersom (Part 1)
Article by Rita Vainius. Part 2 is accessible at the end of the article.
http://www.caron-net.com/apr99files/apr99fea.html

Back to top

Merezhka embroidery

The Ukrainian Museum, New York
Changing exhibitions of Ukrainian artwork and folk art. To see Ukrainian embroidery it is best to make an appointment well in advance with the Folk Art Curator.
222 East 6th Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) New York, NY 10003
Ph: (212) 228-0110
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Back to top

Textile museums and organisations

William Morris Society
http://www.morrissociety.org/index.html

Powerhouse Museum
Sydney's decorative arts museum
http://www.phm.gov.au

Victoria and Albert Museum
Arguably the best museum in the world!
http://www.vam.ac.uk

Hardanger Folkemuseum
Hardanger, Norway. Collection of Hardangersøm, and cultural exhibits.
http://hardanger.museum.no/index.jsp

Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum
Decorah, Iowa. Large collection of historical and more contemporary examples of Hardanger embroidery.
http://www.vesterheim.org/

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. Collection of Mountmellick embroidery. Not permanently on display, so you will need to make an appointment with the appropriate curator.
http://www.nmni.com/uftm

The National Museum of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland. Collection of Mountmellick embroidery. Not permanently on display, so you will need to make an appointment with the appropriate curator.
http://www.museum.ie

The Ukrainian Museum, New York
Changing exhibitions of Ukrainian artwork and folk art. To see Ukrainian embroidery it is best to make an appointment well in advance with the Folk Art Curator.
222 East 6th Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) New York, NY 10003
Ph: (212) 228-0110
http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/

Back to top

Submit a site to our needlework resource list

If you have any suggestions for resources, you can submit a site to our needlework resource links list.
To submit your site to our needlework resource list, email the following information:

  • A brief "search engine type" description of your website.
  • The name of your site that you want us to link to.
  • The exact URL where you have placed a link to our website.
  • Your Website URL and The URL of the page you would like US to link to.

Email all of this information to .

Back to top

Link to Vetty Creations

If you have found the content on our website helpful, you can link to Vetty Creations from your website, to let others know about it.

Title: Vetty Creations Whitework Embroidery
http://www.vettycreations.com.au

Description: Vetty Creations publishes whitework embroidery books, kits and sells needlework supplies, specialising in Hardanger, Mountmellick and Merezhka embroidery.

 

Yvette Stanton's latest book
is NOW AVAILABLE!

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães

Purchase your copy today!

Back to top