Sampler for exhibit

Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Included on all regular tours.
Exhibit: “Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch”

Needlework throughout history has been an art form associated with women. Young girls made a sampler containing the alphabet, thus they learning embroidery techniques and the alphabet at the same time.  As a teenager they would make a decorative pictorial sampler. Once they were married their time was occupied with other household duties and embroidery was usually done as an embellishment on a piece.  This exhibit will show a variety of samplers, pieces of redwork, along with embroidered table scarfs and other decorative and functional pieces. 
All ages, free, suggested donation $2 per person.