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Thomas Stevens and his silk ribbon pictures

Alice Lynes

Thomas Stevens and his silk ribbon pictures

by Alice Lynes

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Published by Coventry City Libraries in Coventry .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stevens, Thomas.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwith notes for the collector and suggested material for further study.
    SeriesLocal history pamphlets -- no. 2
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14826715M

      Stevengraphs and other silk pictures were created using the same basic process used by all Jacquard looms— a series of cards is punched with a pattern, directing when the loom should raise or lower the set of threads in the warp to reproduce the pattern in a cloth. 1 Stevens’ process, and that of other silk picture manufacturers, also used. The contents of the trunk included two Stevengraph woven silk pictures in very good condition that are now up for auction separately on eBay. We have learned that this Stevengraph was a creation of Thomas Stevens of Coventry, England. He invented a way to create portraits entirely out of silk by using a .

      They were produced by Thomas Stevens (English, –), a Coventry weaver who customized the jacquard loom to produce small detailed pictures in bright colors. Stevens was compelled to make these innovations after an trade treaty removed the high tariffs placed on imported ribbons. Called a Stevengraph after Thomas Stevens (), the inventor of a loom that produced examples of this fine mechanical weaving at his factory in Coventry. Woven on white silk with purple, red, green, black and gold. This is a woven picture of the Crystal Palace as it appeared after its move to Sydenham, the reconstruction took place from – , where it stood until its.

    Oct 2, - Explore dredsel's board "Antique Bookmarks" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Bookmarks, Antiques, Bookmark pins. The absence of a book jacket that never existed does not affect the value of the book, so for books printed before book jackets were invented this is a question that cannot be answered briefly. The Hugo set likely has a value of less than $ and is not something we would handle at auction.


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Thomas Stevens and his silk ribbon pictures by Alice Lynes Download PDF EPUB FB2

BAKER, Wilma Sinclair Le Van. The silk pictures of Thomas Stevens: a biography of the Coventry weaver and his contribution to the art of weaving, with an illustrated catalogue of his work.

New York, DARBY, Michael. Thomas Stevens and the Coventry ribbon industry. (Text of a lecture given to the Warwickshire Local History Society), ). STEVENGRAPHS: The Reference Book on Thomas stevens' Mounted Silk Woven Pictures and Silk Woven Bookmarkers by Sprake, Austin; Darby, Michael and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Silk Pictures of Thomas Stevens: A Biography of the Coventry Weaver and His Contribution to the Art of Weaving [Baker, Wilma Sinclair Levan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Silk Pictures of Thomas Stevens: A Biography of the Coventry Weaver and His Contribution to the Art of WeavingFormat: Paperback. Thomas Stevens was born near Coventry, England in In time Stevens became renown for his silk "pictures" which he wove into silk.

Stevens created a specialized loom that allowed him to create these silk ribbon pictures. There are a number of wonderful designs that range from simple sayings to elaborate religious and political ribbons.

These ribbons are also sometimes called "Stevengraph's". Buy Thomas Stevens and his Silk Ribbon Pictures. by Lynes. Alice. (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Lynes.

Alice. The cross and crown are pictures. Stevengraph 'Behold the Man'. Cream background with architectural motifs above the image of Jesus Christ, below which comes the verse.

Thomas Stevens first introduced his book marks around and by the end of that year as many as 79 different titles were available.

By there were being. Check List of Stevens Silk Pictures Thomas Stevens And His Silk Ribbon Pictures. The Fascinating World of Stevengraphs. Pre-Stevens History of Coventry Weavers: Click on the above image to see samples of Thomas Stevens work as he progressed from the 's onwards. Stevens adapted the Jacquard looms used in Coventry to weave colourful pictures from silk.

InStevens introduced his bookmarks with four different designs, and by the end of the year almost eighty different bookmarks were in production. The bookmarks proved very popular, and by the mid s over different designs were being manufactured.

The weaving of fancy silk ribbons began in Coventry aroundand was a main industry there until when cheap foreign goods flooded the market. The Stevengraph trade name was coined by Thomas Stevens in about to describe his woven articles, and today that includes his silk pictures.

Aboutone of the weavers, Thomas Stevens was able to complete modifications to his ribbon weaving Jacquard looms to produce multi-coloured woven silk pictures, which he called Stevengraphs. As well as pictures often featuring horse racing, foxhunting, or portraits, he produced woven silk bookmarks, greeting cards and postcards.

Thomas Stevens was born in Foleshill in He set up his own silk weaving business in He began selling silk woven bookmarks, greetings cards and calendars in the s, and later started to produce pictures in cardboard mounts. These silk items were reasonably priced and people bought them as gifts or to hang on their walls.

A: Stevengraphs are woven pictures. Thomas Stevens started his business in Coventry, England, in He made fancy woven silk ribbons on Jacquard looms. In aboutwhen ribbons became less fashionable and business declined, he began making bookmarks. Description: Thomas Stevens (), Stevengraph picture woven in silk and mounted and framed under glass, showing a locomotive hauling a passenger train; frame measures approximately /8 in height and /8 in width with a sight image of approximately /4 in height and 6 in width.

Woven Silk by Thomas Stevens, Inventor and Manufacturer, Coventry and London (Registered) and. Stevengraphs: the Reference Book on Thomas Stevens' Mounted Silk Woven Bookmarkers Stevengraphs: the Reference Book on Thomas Stevens' Mounted Silk Woven Bookmarkers, Austin Sprake: Author: Austin Sprake: Publisher: A.

Sprake & M. Darby [Sunbury-on-Thames (Missx), Distributed by M. Darby], Original from: the University of California. The silk pictures of Thomas Stevens: a biography of the Coventry weaver and his contribution to the art of weaving by Wilma Sinclair LeVan Baker (Book) The price guide to Stevengraphs: Stevengraphs, Stevens silk postcards, bookmarkers by Austin Sprake (Book).

ByStevens had produced nine bookmarks of different designs. He patented the word "Stevengraph" to refer to the muliti-coloured bookmarks (although this term is now more usually given to the silk pictures).

They were an instant success, praised by the press and boght by an enthusiatic public in large numbers. The silk pictures of Thomas Stevens: a biography of the Coventry weaver and his contribution to the art of weaving. [Wilma Sinclair LeVan Baker] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search # Exposition-Banner book\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Woven Pictures & Book   mark   s  In the tradition of Thomas Stevens (), English silk-weaver.

Known as Stevengraphs. Pre weaving feels like mercerized cotton. Silver Jubilee Celebrations, 6th May to 12th May 2" Ribbon Woven at Cash's for Cave, Saville & Taylor.

Thanks for having a m Lincoln Silk Ribbon. " tall, credited "Thomas Stevens", Coventry.(Thomas Stevens) ( - ), was a 19th century weaver from Coventry, famous for his invention of the stevengraph, a woven silk picture.

Thomas Stevens was born in Foleshill, England just to the north of Coventry, the centre of a ribbon. The image depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the Stevens who invented the 'Stevengraph', the pictorial bookmark, and the illuminated ribbon.

He worked quickly, for in January he patented his invention for 'manufacturing book markers by machinery for weaving ribbons, and. A set of three woven silk images titled The First Point, Full Cry and The Start by English weaver Thomas Stevens ( – ).

These works use a technique adopted by Stevens from the ribbon making industry that flourished Coventry, England at the time. Called “Stevengraphs”, they were manufactured during the late 19th century as.

This silk bookmark was made by the workshop of Thomas Stevens to commemorate the Yorkshire Fine Arts and Industrial Exposition. From the top down, the Thomas Stevens was a weaver from Coventry, England, who developed a pattern making process to weave pictures in silk in the mid 19th century after the silk industry of Coventry had collapsed.The Silk Pictures of Thomas Stevens: A Biography of the Coventry Weaver and His Contribution to the Art of Weaving, with an Illustrated Catalogue of his Work Baker, Wilma Sinclair LeVan Published by Exposition Press, New York ().