Metropolitan Museum of Art Digital Initiative
Thank goodness for the Internet. With a few clicks, one can be transported to some wonderful places to explore the world of Needlework of every kind. There were a few topics of “embroidery” interest from weekend browsing that I though might be fun to share with you all.
If you are not familiar with Thistle Threads you might enjoy heading over to their website and taking a peak around. There is much to peruse and explore. Tricia Nguyen has spent years bringing new needlework supplies to the market place for hand embroiderers to use and enjoy. She also offers wonderful classes on Historical Needlework techniques.
Tricia puts out Thistle Threads Newsletter: The Embroiderer’s Story that has exciting and timely information affecting the conservation of needlework and hand embroidery, the manufacturers of precious supplies like goldwork threads, and so much more. This weekend, Tricia sent out a plea and asks for the help of needleworkers. She has been involved with an extensive new program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that has been developed with us in mind.
Here is a portion of Tricia’s Post and plea for support:
I am thrilled to let you know about a new digital initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The successful 17th century embroidery exhibition Twixt Art and Nature in 2009 resulted in a treasure trove of amazing conservation photographs of pieces using special techniques by textile conservator Cristina Balloffet Carr.
Solo Dei Gloria
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