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Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Buchs dritter Theil'

Helm, Margaretha1720/1729

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

This is a printed design for neck linen featuring a continuous floral pattern. It is from a pattern book for embroidery (about 1725) by Margaretha Helm (neé Mainberger) (born in 1659 in Deiningen, died in 1742 in Nuremberg, Germany). Helm worked in Nuremberg as an embroiderer, a teacher of embroidery and a copperplate engraver who had her designs published by Johann Christoph Weigel. The V&A has a series of pattern books for embroidery in three parts by Margaretha Helm of which this volume is Part III. It is entitled
Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiss-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen besondern Nehe-Buchs Dritter Theil or Continuation of the Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly-invented special Sewing Book Third part.

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  • Title: Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Buchs dritter Theil'
  • Creator: Helm, Margaretha
  • Date Created: 1720/1729
  • Location: Nuremberg
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 18.9 cm Size of plate, Width: 30.5 cm Size of plate.
  • Medium: Engraving and etching on laid paper.

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