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Tag: Historical Needlework Resources

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… Read more Metropolitan Museum of Art Digital Initiative

The Beauty of the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Ecclesiastical Embroidery and the Ecclesiastical Vestments created from embroidery have a long history with the church. Workers, artisans, craftsmen, both men and women, professional embroiderers and laity, over countless millennium have added beauty to the church with the work of their hands by creating vestments and hangings for use in the worship service. Ecclesiastical Embroidery is a liturgical art form with a long and varied history. During the height of the period known as “Opus Anglicanum”  or “English Work”  which dates from the late 12th century to the 14th century,… Read more The Beauty of the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery