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"Painted With Thread: The Art Of American Embroidery"
2001-04-13 until 2001-09-30
Peabody Essex Museum
USA United States of America
The artist selects a colored filament, threads a needle,
takes the first stitch in a blank piece of cloth-and the
process of artistic creation and transformation begins.
Simple materials-thread and cloth-when combined with
the artist's vision and skill produce works that are
beautiful, that express ideas, and that convey personal
and cultural messages.
Needlework artists, like their artwork, are diverse and
individual-whether the artist is an eighteenth-century
schoolgirl, a Victorian embroidery artist, a colonial revival
needlework designer, a mid-twentieth-century artist, or a
contemporary artist. Artist portraits accompanying many
of the pieces provide a glimpse of the individual behind
Painted with Thread is presented in sections-including
schoolgirl needle arts, sailor's embroidery, embroidery in
the home, nature themes, and commemorative