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The Julia Child of Needlework

The second blog post in our New Accessions series features the needlework of Erica Wilson (1928-2011) recently donated to Winterthur by her family. Quite modern compared to the majority of Winterthur’s decorative arts collection (most of which were made before … Continue reading

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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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With Cunning Needle: Putting It All Together

Linda Eaton is Winterthur’s director of collections and senior textiles curator. With Cunning Needle is the fourth exhibition she has curated from Winterthur’s rich collection, and she has enjoyed every minute of it. Unlike Athena, exhibitions do not spring fully formed from … Continue reading

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