The Inspired Needle: Embroidery Past & Present

October 2–3, 2020

Both long-standing tradition and contemporary craft, embroidery reflects the intellectual endeavors, enlivens the political debates, and empowers the entrepreneurial pursuits of those who dare to pick up a needle. Inspiration abounds during this two-day celebration of needlework—and needleworkers—presented by Winterthur staff, visiting scholars, designers, and artists. Join us for this virtual conference!


Tree of Life, silkwork picture by Mary King, Philadelphia, Pa., 1754. Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont 1966.0978

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