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Constance Mildred Howard MBE (1910-2000)

Biography of English embroiderer and textile artist Constance Mildred Howard MBE (1910-2000)

Constance Mildred Howard MBE (1910-2000), an embroiderer and textile artist, was born on 8th December 1910 in Northampton, the eldest of three daughter of Arthur Howard, who was a school teacher.

Howard was an internationally renowned figure in the stitched textile movement. She studied illustration and wood engraving at the Royal College of Art. She went on to lecture at Goldsmiths College in London, establishing the Department of Embroidery and later becoming Head of Department.

Howard played a major part in changing the general perception of textiles from domestic tea cosies and tray cloths to an expressive art form.

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