Embroidery: The Thread of History - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
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Embroidery: The Thread of History

A Winterthur Conference

 

October 19–20, 2018

 

Whether made for pleasure and enjoyment or learned as a skill to earn a living, embroidery has served as a type of historical record with the delicately stitched “documents” chronicling the past and present for the future. Join Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, designers, and fellow “textilians” for lectures and hands-on workshops as we consider needlework as historian. Registration opens March 2018.

 


*Image at top: Textile by Sarah Howlsworth, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ca. 1800. Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont 1967.0671

 

 


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