Sunday, November 28, 2010

On-line needlework

While browsing the Metropolitan Museum of Art web site ...
I stumbled on this wonderful article
with several photos:

American Needlework in the 18th Century

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According to this article in the NYTimes, there are three needlework exhibitions going on
(wish I lived closer):

Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840
October 5, 2010 - March 26, 2011

Winterthur
Betsy Ross; the Life Behind the Legend
Oct 2, 2010 - Jan 2, 2011

Florence Griswold Museum
With Needle & Brush
Schoolgirl Embroidery from the Connecticut River Valley
October 2, 21010- January 30, 2011
(their web site has terrific photos + information)

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And, we cannot forget the one at
The Museum of Fine Arts
in Boston!

Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Samplers
November 20, 2010 - March 13, 2011
Gallery LG26

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Decorative Arts Sampler Survey Results

Have you seen the samplers
on the
The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America site?
So far, there are 600+ samplers on-line.
Pour a cup of tea + enjoy browsing.

Here are a few of my favourites:


Susannah Bartlett
ca. 1802-1810
Brookfield, MA US




Sara Schrack Sampler
1820
So. Western, PA US



CMD Sampler
ca. 1780-1810
PA US


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Threaded Adornment: Four Centuries of English Embroidery

July 10, 2010 - Spring 2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tuesday through Sunday:
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Friday evenings:
until 8:45 p.m.**


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