June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 2(62) June 2018

Arts and crafts

Andreeva Anna P.

Student, Subdepartment of Textile Art.
Research Supervisor: M.S. Shirokovskikh, PhD. (Art Studies)
Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: andreeva.anna1986@mail.ru


The article considers embroidery in cross-stitch in Russia in the 20th century. The main historical stages and related changes in the art and technology are reviewed. Examples are used to characterize the most popular themes in the products of Soviet needlewomen.

Key words: textiles, design, embroidery in cross-stitch, needlework


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Russian text of this article

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