Embroidered Signatures ProjectIrene Fleming 1948: Cloth

Private Collections
Irene Fleming
60cm x 103cm
Historical Period/Date
20th Century (1930-1969 Mid)/1948
ID Number
Cloths,Detached Chain Stitch,French Knot,Satin Stitch,Stem Stitch,

Physical Description

White linen tablecloth. Embroidered floral circle in the centre of a diamond shape. Surface stitches include satin, lazy daisy, stem and French knots in varied colours of reds, pinks, blues, greens and yellow. Signatures are worked in variegated blues. 'Irene Fleming 1948' has been stitched in the bottom of the diamond shape.

Theme and Purpose

Commemorative. Family cloth. Signature tablecloth from Violet Fleming’s Glory Box. The cloth was given to her by her mother-in-law to be in 1948 (Irene Fleming whose name appears in the centre of the cloth). Violet embroidered her cloth over a period of time. She worked as a seamstress in a bridal salon in Whyalla at the time.


Below are the names that have been transcribed from this object. Multiple instances of a name on one object is indicated by a bracketed number after the name. A name in bold appears on other objects. Click these names to see the other objects.

Adcock, E

Adcock, F A

Banks, A I

Barizzi, W F

Bewart, Archie M?

Blucher, R E

Broadstock, J M C

Brooks, Frank L

Busch, J

Busch, S

Clifford, J R

Cole, M B

Creber, G

Crook, Dennis M

Currie, C M

Currie, R K

Deering, Benjamin

Deering, Catherine

Dickeson, R

Douglass, E M

Dunford, H M

Easm, Maryetta?

Emsar, L N

Ewens, Kevin C

Ewens, Mae L

Fleming, David K

Fleming, Irene (1948)

Fleming, J N

Fleming, M D

Fleming, Peter

Fleming, Pi

Fleming, Simon W

Fleming, W J

Gray, Fred

Greakey, M?

Gregory, D C

Gregory, V

Gurney, M

Gurney, P

Guthrie, J R

Harvie, L C

Havelberg, D J

Haynes, Doreen M

Haynes, S?

Henderson, O

Heward, H

Horrocks, V M

Houston, Betty

Hywood, M

Isaksson, J M

Kilpatrick, Marion

Lawson, P M

Liphgrave, Elsie?

Logue, Alan

Logue, Alan (2)

Logue, Alice

Logue, Catherine

Loughhead, Barb

Loughhead, D M

Loughhead, E

Loughhead, Ellis R

MacKenzie, Barrie

MacKenzie, R D

McLeod, T M

McMillan, E W


Moran, E

Nelson, C

Phillis, D J

Puddy, D R


Reynolds, R

Shar, Shekima

Smith, Paul M

Smith, Ry?

Stacey, Eileen J

Strawbridge, Patricia I

Stroud, D

Thomas, Frank

Trebilcock, L R

Trebilcock, R E

Wirrelly, G J