Category Archives: needlework

Traces of Philadelphia in an Early Silkwork Picture

Samplers and needlework pictures can provide a tantalizing sense of connection to early¬† American history, serving as rare links to the personal experiences of girls and young women of the era. Even more alluring for their mystery are those pieces … Continue reading

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True Colors: Light Damage and Historic Needlework

This January, Winterthur acquired at auction a canvaswork picture associated with a group of needlework made in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. This embroidery, circa 1750, was created by Mary Perrin of Roxbury, Massachusetts. In many ways, the needlework is in … Continue reading

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Tracing Inspiration in a Beautiful Needlework Picture

  Artwork at its best inspires and influences other art forms; a great piece of literature can be turned into an award-winning movie, or a painting can inspire a book. Join me as I trace the roots of an embroidered … Continue reading

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