Embroidery: The Thread of History

embroidered textile

Registration Now Open!

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 is now open.

View the brochure. For pictures and descriptions of needlework kits associated with conference workshops, click here.

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

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