March 20, 2018

The term “work” was, historically, the short-hand version of “needlework.”  You’ll see diary entries from 17th century women saying they were “at their work in the morning.”  When you read Jane Austen, she peppers very passing references throughout her novels to “work....

March 15, 2018

Why do we visit pieces and study them in person?  Especially nowadays, many collections are being photographed in high resolution and posted on websites.  Museums want to share their pieces with the world and many have a mission to encourage viewing their items.  But t...

March 13, 2018

Presented by the Embroiderer's Guild of America (Valley Quail Chapter) we are excited to announce our upcoming lecture based on our research at the MFA, Boston.  This museum is renown for it's world-class collection of textiles and is especially exciting for embroidere...

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