30 October 2011
Elizabeth II: coronation brooches
In an online auction, this lot consisted of this Briggs Transfer coloured cover and inside, the transfers to embroider the brooches - a Queen's head, flowers of Britain and some of the Commonwealth, and two buildings - Windsor Castle and ?perhaps the Tower of London?. I would assume that it also had thread colours and perhaps stitching instructions, but some transfer pattern books of the time did not.
A smaller alternative in time and scale for the embroiderer who can then wear her patriotism on herself, rather than on her wall.
If you know any more about this or have pictures of examples to share, please leave a comment.