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Image features a length of woven textile with an off-white ground and irregular squares and rectangles in different twill weaves and different fibers, in ivory, copper, gray, and dark brown. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Present Perfect
Manufactured by Dedar, the furnishing fabric Present Perfect has the visual qualities of a hand-embroidered textile, with its asymmetrical and punctuated patterning, but it is a jacquard-woven fabric that plays with texture and light. The abstract composition of geometric shapes realized with yarns of different thicknesses, colors, and material is distinctive against the jute and...
Object features: Square scarf of yellow silk crepe with an appliqué design of leaves and small flowers in green and yellow. Initials MK appliquéd in two corners. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
A Sunny Scarf
Mariska Karasz’s fashions for women were clean, simple, and modern in cut, but were made unique, charming, and unusual through the addition of appliquéd and embroidered patterns inspired by traditional folk embroideries of her native Hungary. “Dateless is Mme. Karasz’s own description of the evening and afternoon frocks and hostess gowns that are classically princess...
Image features: Linen sewing bag embroidered in the Arts and Crafts style. Bag has a front flap which creates an interior pocket. One inch below the top a green silk ribbon is threaded through a casing stitched with green thread. Embroidered in blue, green and dark rose in geometric shapes outlined in black. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
In the Bag
A work bag or sewing bag was a soft cloth bag used by women to store their embroidery implements and supplies, and small, unfinished projects. The bags were a common feature of feminine life from the 17th through 19th centuries, but by the time this bag was embroidered, in the early 20th century, few women...
Image features a sheer ivory scarf embroidered with a flowering tree in a bowl at each end. Scroll down to read the blog about this object.
From Spiny Leaf to Gossamer Beauty
Author: Mary Lou Murillo In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and...
Central cartouche with Mount Vesuvius and Pompei surrounded by rural scenes and trophies. This embroidery was from the pattern book of Johann Friedrich Netto, Zeichen-Mahler und Stickerbuch, Zweiter Theil, Leipzig 1798.
Vesuvius in Silk
Author: Lisa VanDenBerghe In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Baby carrier of deep indigo-dyed cotton, embroidered with three rectangles of complex lozenge patterns in white, with borders of pink, white, and blue embroidery. In the lower left and right corners, starburst designs embroidered in white.
The Ties That Bind
Author: Joanne Schmidt In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
In center, two women holding a shield or crest, surrounded by various figures. Top center, the sun; to the left, a fruit tree and a woman holding a snake; to the right, a flowering vine and a woman holding a flower. Bottom center an old man leaning on a staff; to left a man and woman; to right a woman and two children under an arbor.
Sculptural Stitching
Author: Katherine Diuguid In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Overhangs made of what were originally three valances belonging to the complete set. Embroidered with flowering trees, birds, and, in the center, a medallion showing a landscape with a large flowering tree surrounded by deer.
A Collector’s Eye
Author: Donna Ghelerter In celebration of the third annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination...
Image features a rectangular sampler, in the upper half, a record of the births of members of the Sacket family: Stephen Sacket born May 23 1752. Eunice Lovering born Dec. 23 1748. Married Nov. 25 1776. Steph'n Sacket Jr. born Aug 7 1777. Eunice Sacket born April 25 1779. Hannah Sacket born Aug 7 1781. Sally Sacket born April 21 1786. Daniel Sact. born Sept 23 1790. Followed by a verse: "In prosperity friends are plenty In adversity not one in twenty." With scattered floral motifs and the initials SS in the lower half, and a floral border on three sides. The black background is embroidered on natural colored cloth. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Sacket Sampler
The unstructured nature of this family register sampler, initialed “SS” and attributed to Sally Sacket (b. 1786), is typical of eighteenth-century examples. In contrast to the more organized genealogy samplers that appear after 1800, the text here is run together in continuous lines. Sally’s sampler is one of a group of three Westfield, Massachusetts, examples...