embroidery

Embroidered Samplers in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


Publication design: Abigail Sturges
embroidery, samplers, patterns, fabric, thread, needlework, handicrafts, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349951

Embroidery Through the Ages


The artistry and craftsmanship of embroidery from the 14th century through the 20th century is on display in this exhibition, with a focus on Western Europe. Works range from liturgical vestments, wallhangings, and linens embroidered by nuns to garments by modern designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.  Organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. 
embroidery, Europe, craftsmanship, handicrafts, needlework, fabrics, wallhangings, fashion, accessories, traveling exhibtions

Western European Embroidery


A history of the art and technique of the actual stitches employed in embroidery is displayed and explained in this exhibition of items from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The earliest object dates from 1425, and subsequent examples follow the development of needlework to the present time. The greatest number of objects come from monasteries, churches and palaces, and include wall hangings, table covers, samplers, pillow covers, indoor caps (for both men and women), and men’s waistcoats.
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349857

Embroidered Samplers


These embroidered samplers, chosen from the Museum's collection of more than one thousand samplers, represent work from the seventeenth through the nineteen century that was made in the United States, Mexico, Western Europe, and China. These works, often handcrafted by young girls, are arranged geographically.
embroidery, samplers, handicrafts, needlework, fabric, thread, patterns, exhibitions, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349951

Embroidered Ship Portraits


More than 50 examples of 19th-century hand-embroidered portraits of ships are on view. These intricate pieces were most often made by sailors during slow periods on long voyages using readily-available materials, such as sail cloth or trouser fabric.
Great Britain, ships, embroidery, needlework, 19th century, exhibitions

The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920


This exhibition explores the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on American life at the turn-of-the-century. The movement's philosophy is represented through the craftsmanship of stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, and illustrated books. Works of John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, and Frank Lloyd Wright are on view.
Arts and Crafts, 19th century, 20th century, craftsmanship, stained glass, silver, textiles, ceramics, furniture, architectural drawings, costumes, jewelry, embroidery, books, John LaFarge, Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, Henry Mather Greene, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur and Lucia Mathews, Frank Lloyd Wright, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350143

Hella Jongerius Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection


As the second guest curator of an installation in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery, leading Dutch designer Hella Jongerius focused on the Museum’s unparalleled collection of samplers—embroidered notes made by needlewomen used as means of recording and transmitting designs, knowledge, and skills.
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Tweetable Tees


Pa++ern is a project that uses Twitter to source unique t-shirt designs.
Pa++ern, Twitter, t-shirt, tees, shirt, embroidery, code, fashion design, Daito Matanabe, Motoi Ishibashi

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