Object of the Week

Object of the Week 8

Needlepoint using tent stitch, part of the Needlework Development Scheme collection.

The Needlework Development Scheme (NDS) was a collaborative project between art and design education and industry and was set up in Scotland in 1934. The aim of the NDS was to encourage the use of embroidery and to raise the standards of (commercial) design in Britain. It was financed by the Scottish thread manufacturers, J. and P. Coats (based in Paisley). – Textile Research Centre.

When the scheme ended, its collection of textiles was divided between the participating art schools; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

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